It was snowing when I ran out of my apartment to catch the train this afternoon, on my way to a play rehearsal. I missed the train I needed by ten seconds, and then it was another twelve minutes until another — an eternity in New York. So I ran back to my apartment to grab the cottage cheese that I initially forgotten to bring with me (because I had neglected to make breakfast or lunch for myself up to this point, and I wanted to have something to eat without…