Sunday, April 8, 2018
When you choose to embrace a culture that is not your own, be aware of the limitations of the manner through which it is learned.
A British chef cannot hope to capture the depth and subtlety of a pad thai after only eating it a few times in his life. I did not understand everyday English phrases like “play a straight bat” and “let one through to the keeper” until I watched cricket (at an embarrassingly late age). And a martial arts practitioner would be foolish to believe that proficiency and years of practice makes one a sifu.