Satisfaction

illustration of orange peel spiral

During casual conversation, I’ve observed people peeling a mandarin orange in a way that results in one continuous strip of orange rind. After the stem of the orange is reached, the long strip is detached from the meat of the orange. It looks like the person, if even for a moment, reaches a passive state of flow in a short amount of time. There is also a sense of satisfaction that arises out of completing two tasks simultaneously. I liken it to knitting while engaging in conversation with other knitters or while listening to a podcast.