Something to calm myself

I didn’t sleep too well last night, waking up at 6:00am with troubled feelings. They didn’t go away with breakfast so I moved on to the next agenda for the day. Michelle Chen will be delivering some t-shirts to my late-grandma’s house this afternoon, while mom and I are supposed to meet her there. So I put on my make up very early this morning.

Next to my bookshelf is a trolley with brushes, palettes, puffs and sponges. I started to learn professional make up last year in hopes of increasing my earning power eventually. Like a ritual, I began by applying foundation, concealer and loose power before moving onto my eyes, nose, cheeks and lips. Seeing myself transforming the way I look in the mirror caused my heart and mind to relax. The folds of my cerebral cortex loosened.

Stepping out of my bedroom and into the kitchen, I could now look pass the stench of Mom’s stray cats and their bodily discharge. With a renewed calmness, I studied the living room and decided which bag of t-shirts to load the car with and how many t-shirts from those piles to leave behind for tomorrow’s fundraising event at Taylor’s College.

Had I not calm myself, I’d be obsessing over the stocks back and forth with much frustration.

Writing and reading are introverted activities for me. Make up involves a higher degree of extroversion. Maybe that’s why it calms.

4 Responses

  1. Fiona April 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Okie, next time we meet up I’ll learn make up from U! How much Is da tuition fee ?? :P Don’t so pricey I don’t have much $$ coz somemore have to buy make up from Artistry :P

  2. Yvonne Foong April 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Fiona: The price is one teh terik!

  3. doc April 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    i have to tell you that loosening of the cerebral folds is not good. the folds increase the surface area for the various skills we possess.

    relaxing of the mind…that’s easier to understand. heh heh!

  4. Yvonne Foong April 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Doc: Drats, you burst me bubble. :P

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