The title is inspired by my mom and I making kimchi together this past weekend. I was craving it so bad I ate it the next day I brought it back to my apartment and it wasn’t so tasty. I waited a few days (3 days) which is today to eat it and it tasted so much better than it did when I ate it on Monday. There’s still room for it to improve though, and this is exactly why I’ll wait another few days to eat it again.
I thought this was also a good metaphor for most desires in our life. Immediate, immediate, immediate gratification! It’s nice to get it, but I realize the gratification only lasts as long as it took to get it. I think I rather have the prolonged gratification even if I have to wait for it a bit, even though the waiting will build up a ton of anxiety. That way, I know when I eventually attain my desire, it’ll be more worthwhile. And, I won’t be so attached because I already lived so long without it.