If you answer a Mayfly then you are very perceptive: you realize that in time and space, time is relative and the short life of the Mayfly could be mysteriously longer than the life of the mighty Cyprus.
If you answered a Cyprus then you are unimaginative, but correct.
-- The Profit by Kehlog Albran
And he answered:
Just as the passage of time will answer the question of
Age, the passage of Age will answer the question of Wisdom.
Man has always sought to discover the mystery of Wisdom, just as he seeks to discover the mystery of a rainstorm, or why a potato is not expensive.
The smallest insect possesses profound Wisdom.
That small insect knows the secrets of the earth that man shall never know.
A fish knows the secrets of the sea that man shall never know.
A bird knows the secrets of the sky that man shall never know.
And what is that secret, Master, the man asked.
It is this:
All of the creatures of earth must use their imagination.
For it is imagination that makes a piece of bread taste like steak, water taste like wine, and worms taste like chicken.
But what about the secret of the bird, the man insisted.
What bird? the Master inquired. -- The Profit, by Kehlog Albran
Apu says, “If you answered a Cyprus then you are unimaginative, but correct. “