Let’s say you’re stranded on the proverbial dessert island. Which would you choose: Tiramisu, creme brulee, flan, strawberry/rhubarb pie a la commode, or a brownie, hot fudge sundae? If you say something totally healthy like fresh fruit with plain yogurt, I’ll know you’re lying.
But seriously, what if you were confined to any isolated place. I hesitate to say desert island because, obviously water would be your first choice, but after water and chocolate, would you choose a) a selection of books sufficient to occupy your mind for the duration of your isolation; b) writing materials, a Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, and a thesaurus; or c) one person you love?
The merits of each could mean the difference between sanity and talking to a volley ball (aka the one you love), so choose carefully. And assume that the other essentials for life would be attainable by employing the skills learned from reading Robinson Caruso, The Swiss Family Robinson, and by having watched Castaway.