Adam, we’ve been together for a few months now, and I think it’s time we had a talk.
Starting a family.
A family? What’s that?
Well, I’m not exactly sure, but I’ve noticed that the rabbits always have little rabbits with them and those little rabbits become larger and gather little rabbits of their own and …
Are you saying we should have little rabbits?
No, no, simply that, wherever they get their little rabbits from, there might be a similar place where we could get little … uh …
Toys? It would be nice to have something to do around here!
No, no, not toys. I think maybe the word is “children.”
But why would we want these children things?
Well … I just think it would be nice to have something to keep us occupied besides just sitting under a tree talking about how we have nothing to do but sit under a tree and talk about how we …
Yes, boredom is so … so …
Exactly! But where would we get these children from? Under a rock? From a hollow tree?
I don’t think so. I’ve been watching the rabbits and I noticed that the little ones come out from the bigger ones.
But, if they come out, they must have gone in. It’s only common sense.
I don’t think so. I’ve watched them and I’ve never seen a little one climb in, only out. And, besides, I came from you.
But that was just a rib, not a whole you, not even a small you. Let’s face it, we’ll probably never figure it out. And, anyway, I’m not so sure it’s a good idea. I mean, if we got only a tenth as many children as the rabbits get in a single year, there wouldn’t be enough places to sleep, enough fig leaves, enough food. Remember, this is just a little Garden.
Well, there might be something beyond here.
Beyond here? I think God would have told us. And what if all these children somehow got children of their own, and those children got children, and … What then? Where does it end?
I don’t know and I’m getting exhausted just talking about it when we don’t even know how we’d get children, even if we wanted to. Let’s have something to eat and take a nap. Maybe we’ll be fresher afterwards.
Good idea. Here, let’s split this apple … mmmm, ohhhhh, this is really tasty!
I think I’ll lie down and just loosen my fig leaf a little — it’s really chafing my thighs. Aah, that’s better.
I think I will too and … oh Lord!! Is that what’s been hiding behind your fig-leaf?
Well … yes … and I suppose I could say the same, though yours looks quite different.
I have a feeling that we could do something with these that would solve the boredom problem. Maybe, after all, we don’t need little ones to keep us occupied. What do you say?