i need a new knife. my old knives have been sharpened too often to hold an edge for long. they tire, dull.
i know who could advise me on a knife. and if she were sitting here now, i would ask: do you feel your knife's well balanced? are you familiar with its edge? did it feel heavy at first? unbecoming? what about the action, the hard thrust upward: did you have to get used to that? did your palms sweat or did the knife's handle warm with your caress?
i said, "less obedience, more boldness. less talking, more listening."
she said, "pass me my whetstone."