Á Deux, by Alexey L. Kovalev
“What is man, that you should magnify him? And that you should set your heart upon him?” asked ancient Job, demanding from the Almighty certain answers about the sense and significance of the Creation, “How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?”
It has been quite awhile since Biblical Job exercised such a nerve and demanded such an accounting… but they were strong-willed men, those mythical patriarchs. Now we have become so civilized that we do not dare to challenge the Creator. However our muteness, it seems, is even less acceptable to Him than an open rebellion. And so He takes it upon Himself to drag out of us our grievances… and then demolish them. Here, in А́ Deux, you may witness one of these recent encounters.
Thus, God’s answer to the old Job inquiry is “never,” because of His endless love and highest expectations that the Creator is still waiting for us to fulfill.