an idea came to me the other day. two ideas i’ve liked for years, which have finally come together as they always should have.
one is that thing about the cows in the field, and how the field can be defined by the fence that holds them in, or the well that keeps them from straying, the other is something i’ve thought for a long time about dogs – that they must think our toilets are very holy places. dogs spend a lot of their free time pissing out the borders of their territory, but we build special shrines, small and completely enclosed, in the centre of our houses, which the inhabitants of the house regularly mark with their scent.
now, finally, it has occurred to me that this is proof that our religion is more advanced than dogs’.
if only that was true.
by andrew 6 July 2002