brought down the house with his take on the
garden of eden myth--no mean feat when you
consider central park leaves were our ceiling
and the starry heavens themselves were our
steeple. Codrescu's thesis: Adam and Eve
"sinned," and boy was God ever pissed! But
instead of kicking them out, as the story goes,
God Himself left in disgust to go off and try
again somewhere else, leaving the blushing
couple and their descendents (us!) in Paradise.
And that old bogeyman is never coming back!