Sitting on the cracked brownstone steps, Jim is admiring the ladies of the evening.
“Fear was the first thing on Earth to create gods.”
“Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.”
– Alfred North Whitehead
Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way around, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.