an Art of Dying fragment

Charles Darwin was none other than the Devil.

I learned this very early on.

Olga, my mother’s mother (mormor) had cut out and saved a now-yellowing newspaper picture of him, of Darwin (all black cape and black bowler hat — from under which rim hated you his piercing, devilish eyes — and long white devilish beard), a photo apparently meant to scare children. This, she would…