‘Where the tree of knowledge stands, there is always Paradise’ : thus speak the oldest and the youngest serpents.
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now… only much, much better.
Paradise is not a place, but a state of consciousness.
The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
Lucifer the bringer of light in the shape of the serpent of paradise, and Adam, the symbolic first man, [both] suffer for the sake of consciousness.