Maybe God created the desert so that man could appreciate the date trees, he thought.
Because people become fascinated with pictures and words, and wind up forgetting the Language of the World.
And the boy sat there by the well for a long time, remembering that one day in Tarifa the levanter had brought to him the perfume of that woman, and realizing that he had loved her before he even knew she existed. He knew that his love for her would enable him to discover every treasure in the world.