The Coin And The Sculptor
The Coin and the Sculptor.
A sculptor fell into a rut and could not decide what form to reveal in a block of marble. From the sculptor's pocket, a coin was pulled, and the sculptor whined: "Coin! I envy your decisiveness. I can toss you into the air and you always make a decision, heads or tails. This marble, on the other hand, torments me with its possibilities!"
"The case," replied the coin, "is not so simple as you make it seem. For I do not always decide on heads or tails, but occasionally on my edge. What happens then? I roll away, usually into some unseen place, often never to be recovered. At least your choices stay where you can see them."
Apparent dichotomies ignore real possibilities.