This is for my friend Mark, otherwise known as The Walking Man:
Long ago a panel of Gods and Goddesses held an emergency meeting to find ways to protect the secret of life. They were concerned that as humankind expanded its knowledge and reach, human beings would one day be able to access the knowledge known only to the highest Gods.
One God said, “Let’s hide the secret at the bottom of the deepest ocean.”
“No”, said another, “They will one day have submarines.”
Another said, “Let’s hide it at the top of the highest mountain”.
“No”, said another. “They will one day have airplanes and helicopters.”
There was silence for a long time. Then, the youngest among them said, to the great relief of all, “Why don’t we hide it inside them? They’ll never think to look there.”