“[E]veryone has tried to find a word to differentiate [humans] from other animals; some of the ancients called his the laughing animal, some the moral animal. Well, I wonder if [we aren’t] the embarrassed animal”
~ Samuel R. Delany, City of a Thousand Suns
London: Sphere Books, 1969. Ch 1, p 22.
“At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.”
~ Genesis 3:7