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I am cooking some soup. I used my cheapie plastic mandolin to slice and shred carrots and onions and even some part of a green pepper (didn't do very well, that one), put them together with other ingredients I had around. I love the prep part of cooking. There is something very satisfying to me about it. I know people who run the other way if you suggest that they slice a few veggies, for example. Of course there are things I run the other way from. I have little patience with a lot of body things, like shaving my legs. I just want to be done with them, have trouble getting into the zone. But I can imagine it. And at times I do feel good when I am cleaning my face with face cleanser and putting on moisturizer. It does seem similar in a sense to the food prep. Face prep. I suppose we are made to get into that zone in many ways and we can, in a way, choose ours.


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Jun. 28th, 2002 05:43 am (UTC)
zen zones
There's something very zen-like to food prep, the feel of the utensils in my hand, the rhythm of the chopping - (chop onion, carry bowl) - I slip into that zone when sewing, cutting material, and very much so when I make art. Alwyas nice to be in that present moment, & I keep forgetting it's not that hard to do. Thanks for the reminder.

Speaking of shaving legs, I bought a roll-on waxer & a box of strips to try out (when I used to get waxed in NC, the woman used a roll-on & it was the easiest & best wax experience I ever had for underarms & legs). You heat this in the microwave & I've been too chicken to try it. I bought a new razor as a back up just in case, heh
Jun. 28th, 2002 07:06 am (UTC)
Re: zen zones
Yes, I agree, it's like a zen zone.

I have talked to waxers about doing it myself and they say most people don't because it makes them nervous. And that's what happens to me. I don't even get started. I get facial waxing (eyebrows & lips) at a salon when I think I have gotten too hairy, but I haven't done legs there. I still use razors and usually wear slacks so I don't have to shave that often! Fortunately, my hairs are light-colored and fairly fine - but they do get long enough to notice.
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