“All the dizzy and colossal things conceded depend upon one small thing withheld. All the wild and whirling things that are let loose depend upon one things that is forbidden … the true citizen of fairyland is obeying something that he does not understand at all. In the fairy tale an incomprehensible happiness rests upon an incomprehensible condition. A box is opened, and all evils fly out. A word is forgotten, and cities perish. A lamp is lit, and love flies away. A flower is plucked, and human lives are forfeited. An apple is eaten, and hope of God is gone.”
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
I wish I had time to write my thoughts about this; they are many and shining. But I must write elsewhere of other things, for now. And so your own thoughts will have to suffice.