When Is The Last Time You Did Something For the First Time?

A good friend of mine just asked me this question; apparently someone asked him at a conference. It’s possible it was Harry Beckwith, I’ll get that info down soon…

What an incredible layer on the chronicle of your life… firsts. The most recent one I could remember is eating whelks for the first time a few weeks ago at Misao Kovtun’s birthday at Balthazar in Soho. In fact, the photo is just below in a separate post. I’m still hoping that the first time I eat snails isn’t coming up too soon.

I wonder if there’s an optimal number of firsts to be had each month to keep ourselves balanced and moving forward. Great question.