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Slices of Lemon...

by Maria Isabel Cecilia Pascual
(Manila, Philippines)


The missing slices of lemon...



Since I started my lemon facial regimen, I would slice a whole lemon every night and dab it on my skin before going to bed. Several slices needed to use on different parts of my skin; e.g. one slice for my left cheek and another slice for my right cheek, chin, neck, forehead and so forth. I do not throw them right away instead I just put them in a white ramekin on top of the kitchen counter to be used again in the morning. But lately I've noticed that they've been missing quite often... well, I didn't bother to ask because I just presumed that it was thrown away. No big deal and no need to fuss about it, I don't want to get upset or ruin my indelible sense of peace and composure that I have worked so very hard to attain at this stage. I must always have a clean and clear mind, no room for negativity and must shy away from any stressful stimuli. I earnestly believe that whatever we cultivate within our being will directly and indirectly shows itself outward through physical manifestations. It may cause you to think deeply towards this ideology and make your own conjecture that I do make a point or smile derisively or raise one eyebrow murmuring something to yourself. I will continue to believe and practice this idea no matter what others may think.


Being a woman, it's in her nature to be vain up to whatever level she wanted to as long as it does not become an obsessive compulsive behavior that will cause harm to herself or the people around her. It should not interfere with her life, ADL's activities of daily living and personal relationships and so forth. If these maybe the case then I would insist that she should ask for professional help, see the man who owns the most comfortable couch in the medical fields whom they called the mind specialist. Anyone can become obsessive with something, a type of obsession that were acquired or influenced. It's part of our lives and learned behavior, of how we cope up with and I guess what we have witnessed while growing up and through discovering life as we traverse this complex world.


Now, let's go back to the case of the missing slices of lemon...
One morning I woke up a bit early than usual, I saw my husband through the glass sliding door, sitting comfortably outside our deck. Sipping an ice cold beverage from a tall glass and beside him a pitcher half-filled with dark amber liquid with lemon slices floating within. Now I know where my lemon slices ended up, it was not thrown or wasted at all as I thought, but put into good use! Now I know why my husband understands me so well, it's because part of me lives in him literally and no wonder he's so besotted with me! :))



P.S. Yes, I have also heard about a potent potion to make your partner besotted with you, more potent than lemon slices... But that's another subject to discuss...

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Jul 27, 2011
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to Sneha
by: isabel

excellent!
by: Sneha

How romantic really! Time for some verse on what love means to you?


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Thanks a mil. Sneha :)

Hmmm, love verse? I shall try soon... Now that I am no longer young my view of love was almost completely revised and rewritten...

Jul 17, 2011
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excellent!
by: Sneha

How romantic really! Time for some verse on what love means to you?

Jul 01, 2011
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response...Jaja
by: isabel

Jun 30, 2011
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A real funny read.
by: Tanuja(jaja)

So Iszy here lies another bend! Wit makes the write-up rich and wantable. Enjoyed it and wish to see more of you in Ha! Ha! Humour! LOL

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Glad u find it funny too! :)
I have to share this incident, because until now I can't stop giggling when I think of it!
I was so tempted to cackle like a disgruntled hen but decided to maintain my composure...don't want any stress at all :)

Jun 30, 2011
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A real funny read.
by: Tanuja(jaja)

So Iszy here lies another bend! Wit makes the write-up rich and wantable. Enjoyed it and wish to see more of you in Ha! Ha! Humour! LOL

Jun 30, 2011
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response...
by: isabel

Under the guise of a profound article, here is a real funny one. I enjoyed it Isabel.

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I was almost on the verge of a "meltdown" but I was glad I kept my cool and composure. :)
That's why we must always have extra patience reserved for instances like this...

Thank you for liking it, for the encouragement and I'm glad it made you smile :)

Jun 30, 2011
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funny
by: vimala ramu

Under the guise of a profound article, here is a real funny one. I enjoyed it Isabel.

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