ADAM LOOKED AROUND the Garden of Eden and after a while he noticed something wrong. This may very well be Paradise, he complained, but everybody seems to have a mate except me. And God said, Well I can give you a mate but if you think you're unhappy now you just wait. And Adam said, Look here God, you can do anything can't you? And God said, Sure can. And Adam said, Well then if you can do anything why don't you just make me a mate that I'll like all the time and who'll do whatever I say. And God said, She's got to have a little mystery and complexity to her or you'll just be bored. Besides, I've already made one you and I don't like repeating myself. And Adam said, Okay, God, look I'm tired of being alone and as long as she is a carbon-based form of life and has two arms and two legs and we can produce fertile offspring, let 'er rip. I don't care if she's a little weird. And God said, Here goes. I promise you won't be bored.

June 19, 1994

As I recollect, Sigmund Freud maintained that certain aspects of dreams were no more than wish fulfillment.

And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:20)