It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
is noxious remains so.
That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
and keep his sandals clean. c.21 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Trans: Normandi Ellis