"Mr. Andrews, there is a folk tale that before being born, every human soul knows all the secrets of life and death and the universe. Then, just before birth, an angel leans down, puts his finger to the new baby's lips, and whispers, Shhh." Harris touches his philtrum. "According to the story, this is the mark left by the angel's finger. Every human being has one."
"Have you ever seen an angel, Mr. Harris?"
"No, but I once saw a camel. It was in the Bronx Zoo. Choose a door."
(stephen king, from "afterlife," tin house #56)