Tree of Life

We are sinful not merely because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life.

— Franz Kafka, Parables and Paradoxes

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

— William Blake

Eating is the form of the fall. The woman gave me and I did eat. Eating is the form of sex. Copulation is oral copulation… Human blood is the life and delightful food of the warrior. Eating is the form of redemption. Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. We must eat again of the tree of knowledge, in order to fall into innocence.

— Norman O. Brown, Love’s Body, 1968

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