Who doesn't love choices? While the type of decisions involved may differ, in almost every situation, we tend to naturally find solace in the fact that we have the freedom of choice in front of us which is often irrespective of the nature of the choice. Fried rice or noodles on a day when you have had to skip a meal on account of work? A really short hair cut or one that leaves you with medium length hair when you know that nobody except your parents will notice? The left turn or the right turn when you're on a weekend bike ride to nowhere?
Unfortunately having choices means having to make decisions, some of which can actually impact your life. And that can often put you in a spot of bother. Take my case for example. At the end of yet another long day of work (stop laughing, Im adding it just in case my boss is reading this) all I want to do is sit back, listen to some good music, watch another episode of Law & Order, have dinner, catch a bit of wrestling / MMA and go to sleep. Hold on a minute, before you think Neil has the perfect work life balance, note that I said " ... all I want to do ..." and not what I actually do.
What actually happens is that after reaching home I need to decide on how to spend my evening with what I can at best describe as two of my life's leading ladies right now and trust me that is not an easy decision to make. Comparing apples to apples and then deciding which tastes sweeter is a walk in the park. However try comparing an Atemoya and a Kumquat and then decide (bet you have no clue what either of them are).
One will find wide spread acceptance with my family while the other will result in raised eyebrows and silent disapproval. One finds me taking my memories and recreating them with my own signature while the other has me totally out of my comfort zone and invites me to explore totally new horizons with her, hand in hand. One demands nothing and is always at her best while the other comes with her baggage that you need to handle all the time. One gets along fabulously with young and old alike while the other definitely has limited appeal.
Long story short, one represents my familiar and comforting past and the other potentially represents a very uncertain future. Whatever will I do with the choices I have to make? Oh here's a picture of the two of them standing next to each other ....