Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

Choices

We all have paths we travel, and roads not taken. They all make all the difference. Here are a few of mine, presented ungrammatically:



blackberry rather than raspberry
stand-alone softsynth rather than plug-in softsynth
foods uncommingled rather than foods admixed
autoharp rather than harp
mystery rather than horror
science fiction rather than fantasy
mountain dulcimer rather than hammered dulcimer
early Genesis rather than early Yes
anything rather than Genesis post-Wind and Wuthering
Residents rather than Captain Beefheart
Ford Madox Ford rather than James Joyce
Mustang rather than Corvette
mavens for creativity rather than mavens for grammar
sensitive people rather than impervious people
direct, assertive people rather than indirect, passive people
kindness rather than cleverness
cleverness rather than depth of analysis
depth of analysis rather than certainty
luster rather than looks
love rather than luster
freeware rather than perfectionware
small government with a heart rather than large heartless government
large government with a heart rather than small heartless government
heart rather than government
kind sinners over hidebound saints
sushi rather than sashimi
green beans rather than beets
long, endless conversations rather than movie nights
The Buzzcocks rather than the Clash
Trollope rather than Hardy
scrub oaks rather than pinyon oaks
pine trees rather than fir trees
scotch pine rather than blue spruce
aphorisms rather than limericks
high desert rather than low desert
Marvin Gaye rather than Al Green
"Superstition" rather than "You are the Sunshine of My Life"
Rodgers and Hammerstein rather than Rice/Webber
Don Knotts rather than David Spade
legal open source download rather than pirated file-sharing
windows rather than apple
"Music for Airports" rather than "Blood on the Tracks"
"A Day in the Life" rather than "Love Me Do"
Joy Division rather than Nirvana
a rainy day with a good book rather than a night on the town
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