“Do you ever think you want something, but then when you get it you realize you don’t want it?” I ask Fleegle.
“Like kitty Roca that turns out to be a dirty pinecone?”
“Not something that turns out to be something other than what you want, but is exactly what you thought you wanted?”
“Like a burrito that remains a burrito even when you eat it and doesn’t turn out to be a stale hot pocket?”
“Well if you don’t want your burrito when you get it, then maybe you didn’t want it in the first place, but I don’t know why you wouldn’t want a burrito. We’d eat them for breakfast if you’d only listen to me. But I’ve often noticed people think they want things that they don’t. That’s what makes garbage day so fun. People fill those big rubber bins full of all the stuff they thought they wanted and drag them out to the curb for everyone else to see if they want it. Why do you ask?”
“The older I get the more it seems that I don’t want the things I’ve spent so much time in the past thinking I wanted. It must be a change in priorities.”
“Well, if your priorities about your burrito have changed, I’m pretty sure I’ll want it. The key is to think with your stomach, not your head. Your head will tell you it’s a pine cone, but your stomach will tell you it’s Roca, which would you rather listen to?”
“The one that doesn’t lead to you hacking it up on the bed at 2:30 in the morning.”