I find the binary framing of questioning and the reaction of answering-as-solution somewhat obnoxious because there is a hint of insistence and arrogance in that kind of back-and-forth. Not to say that there are not answers but it is to say that far too often one person’s answer can quickly become another person’s problem. I have come to recognize though that truth is contextual and situated in an almost impossibly complex interplay between people, time, and space. So to respond to a question with a solution is an action that I have learned to be considerate of.
Perhaps my initiating of the question “Where to begin?” is somewhat indicative of my slight anxiety to introductions as I am keenly aware that a first impression is a powerful indicator of how my identity is established with another person. Obviously we are not meeting in a face-to-face way but that does not mean that you, the reader, are still not being introduced to me, the author.
Where to begin? Not when as that time has already passed; when was just moments ago. Not how, as that has already been determined by this writing, by the form that is this text. Perhaps why but that may be a question left for a later time; the why as it pertains to this moment is established in large part by the response to how and mostly provides further context in its response.