“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.”
"París era una fiesta"
Sunday, 20 May 2012
With higher intelligence comes an awareness of the complexity
of the world, and from this awareness arises a sense of mystery, wonder.
Superstition is the dark side of wonder. Creatures with simple animal
intelligence fear only real things, such as their natural predators. But
those of us who have higher cognitive abilities are able to torture
ourselves with an infinite menagerie of imaginary threats: ghosts and
goblins and vampires and brain-eating extraterrestrials. Worse, we find
it difficult not to dwell on the most terrifying two words in any language, even in monkey talk: what if …