"To me the question was not, 'Would I cook this as a native would?' but rather, 'How would a native cook this if he had my ingredients, my kitchen, my background?'"
- Mark Bittman, The Minimalist Makes His Exit (NYT 1/25/11)
I appreciate these words. They remind me that the problem to solve is the one without an answer. It would be easy to wait until the right moment (to do what? to know what?), but then I might never get going. Stiffness would spread to the bones, bringing all motion to a halt. One hurtling thrust will do to get the pendulum swinging again.