Marginalia, no.182

Adam’s happiness lacked only the navel of Eve.

~ Aldo Buzzi, Journey to the Land of the Flies

St. Valentinus was removed from the Catholic liturgical calendar fifty years ago because there wasn’t enough evidence to prove he had ever existed. Something similar happened to Cupid 1,600 years earlier. No one, I think, ever seriously doubted the existence of the bellybutton.


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2 responses to “Marginalia, no.182

  1. Interesting insight. But the question that haunts me is this: did Adam and Eve have navels? And, if not, where did they put the salt for their celery?

  2. Ian Wolcott

    One of the great culinary mysteries of the universe.

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