Here lies Abel
March 17, 2017
“Here Lies Abel: Son, Brother, Rancher.” I wonder if somewhere, lost in the archives of time, is a memorial stone set to honor Abel – murdered son of Adam and Eve – a single granite marker placed carefully on a hill, overlooking the forbidden garden; death within eyesight of the tree of life, mourning within earshot of the garden’s peace.
We are told of no others who might have preceded him in death. In the Biblical account, his memorial stands as ALPHA. I suppose his obituary might have read, “Survived by … everybody.” However, in the pages that follow, we are introduced t...