The more we adore each other the less we appreciate that all our parts are edible— the toes, the tongues, the eyes. The items on our list of taboos is not merely instinctual, since desperate hungers and differences in cultures result in additions and deletions. Some won’t eat dogs or rats. Some would pity another who consumes them, and possibly regard it as an expression of madness, even though we understand that a cat would eat a rat and a lion would eat a dog. The more we adore each other the less we consider each other to be a part of nature, even though, surely, we are.