When I cook, I will often use a recipe as a foundation then make alterations and embellishments "to taste." I would like to think the same is true of the kind of life I try to lead--but sadly, there is often too much recipe, and not enough opportunity for improvisation. I'm trying, though--I'm trying to live life more "to taste." (Does it get easier, I wonder, with more cooks in the kitchen?)
I may be missing some things.