I do not know which to prefer, the beauty of inflection or the beauty of innuendo, the blackbird whistling or just after.I've discussed this question before, but in less poetic terms.
"Would you rather see naked boobs or cleavage?" was one question I had in an unofficial survey. Most people said they prefer naked boobs, but I'm about as unsure as Stevens seems to be.
I mentioned the idea to Lan several years ago in the context of always looking back on relationships.
"It's like I always seem to remember the good times, and I miss her and appreciate her more than I did when we were together. I guess people just appreciate things more when they're gone."
"That's not the way it goes," he said. "I appreciated every single minute of the freaky sex I was having with RY in the fullest and most absolute way."
"But you probably wish you were having some of that freaky sex now," I said.
"Nope. I appreciated it enough at the time not to care about it anymore."
I think he was just trying to get my goat.