Last Friday Delta Moon played our first show since my most recent (and I pray last) surgery. Thanks to everyone who came out. Hope you had as much fun as I did. Physically I’m still on the mend, but mentally and spiritually I feel what didn’t kill me has indeed made me stronger. You can’t look cancer in the eye without it changing the way you view the world and your life.
I’ve just finished reading Priceless, the Myth of Fair Value by William Poundstone. The book closes with a question posed by researcher Christopher Hsee. Which would you prefer: ( A) a small, heart-shaped chocolate, or (B) a much larger chocolate shaped like a cockroach? Hsee says most people choose B. But when asked to imagine which they would enjoy more, most people say A.
Why choose something you enjoy less just because you get more of it? The human mind isn’t always rational. If for chocolate you read money or just stuff, those responses explain a lot about the way many of us live.
If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s this: do what you’ve got to do, but enough is enough. Unless you’re stuck in a desert or a prison camp, life is too short for eating cockroaches.
Little chocolate hearts are everywhere if you open your eyes to them.
(Photo by Craig Zabriskie)