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Monday, July 28, 2008

Zen Monday: Salon Seating

The rear part of Beyond Hair on Green Street.


Zen Monday is the day I ask you to tell me what the photo's about, rather than me telling you. Very basically, a Zen student learns from meditation or experience as opposed to a class or lecture. (For a brief definition of Zen, see the second paragraph of Wikipedia's article.)

20 comments:

Miss Havisham said...

In one chair fits the head of a Republican

In the other, the head of a Democrat

The bodies are missing.

The Mt. Baldy Eagle said...

Its all a BS trick by the global elite to pit Americans VS Americans. Screw the party system... I love all you people.

Miss Havisham said...
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Miss Havisham said...

Note: There is a third chair.

USelaine said...

plastic helmets sigh
final draft of unspent heat
on synthetic fruit

Bibi said...

Oh, this is a great photo! It reminds me of the kind my grandmother dragged me to when I was little, and I had to sit through what seemed like hours while she got her hair done.

Here it looks like the ladies have thrown up the dryers and suddenly dashed off in pursuit of a passing celebrity..maybe George Clooney was walking by?

My comment isn't too Zen, but it's late here now...

Laurie said...

You all are too clever. :-)

I think Lao Tzu might have had this spot in mind when he wrote:

The valley spirit dies not, aye the same;
The female mystery thus do we name.
Its gate, from which at first they issued forth,
Is called the root from which grew heaven and earth.
Long and unbroken does its power remain,
Used gently, and without the touch of pain.

Laurie said...

BTW, Uselaine, your haiku rocks.

Knoxville Girl said...

My mom had a portable hair dryer back in the 60s when big old curlers were still the status quo of Middle America (not Middle Earth, as in yesterday's photo). I remember as a child, having to sit under that infernal machine for too many wasted hours. So I offer the Zen chant: my brains are baking, my brains are baking.

Christie said...

Retro Gossip Girl!

Petrea said...

Ah! I love Zen Monday. I post the photo and leave. When I come back, I find treasure.

Miss H: AND you spotted the third chair.

Mt. Baldy Eagle: "I love all you people," thank you, I need to be reminded when I get up in arms about politics!

Elaine: I think great poets find one word to mean many things. "Unspent," "synthetic." Yowza.

Bibi, it's Zen because the photo gave you an experience, which you shared with us. At least I think that can be Zen. If George Clooney was passing by I should have been outside with the camera, though.

Laurie, Lao Tzu may have had this spot in mind, but I'm thinking it was a different "spot" entirely. A lovely poem.

Knoxville Girl, we had two of those things. They folded up and weighed as much as a full suitcase. I baked my brains while reading. I'm quite sure my hair would have dried as quickly had I sat with my book on the porch in the breeze.

Christie: YES!!!!

Coltrane_lives said...

"The best gossip is no gossip" said one dryer to the other.

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is about making the best of any given situation, I think...

Mike said...

In one chair sits the body of a Democrat. In the other, the body of a Republican

Their heads are missing.

Mike said...

And in the 3rd chair, sits the American voter: yes?, no?, maybe?

Or, none of the above...

Miss Havisham said...

HAHAHA@ Mike

Aw, politics! The new criminal enterpise.

Petrea said...

Good one, Coltrane.

Lily! Love that! I had to think about it for a moment. Excellent.

Touché Mike, eh, Miss Havisham?

babooshka said...

One film comes straight to mind. Steel Magnolias. Bonding. Not a place I would freuqent, but for those that do, it's womanhood bonding that comes straight to mind.

Leslie said...

You must check out "Scissors Paper Rock" salon on Allen and New York Drive! Not only does it have the retro dryers, the chairs you sit in while being styled are from an old barbershop- including the built-in ash trays!

The gal who opened this small salon is local. I love going there!

Petrea said...

Leslie--plus the salon is by Patti Cakes, which recommends it even more. I wonder if she'll let me take photos if I don't get a haircut. I'm loyal to Idette at Aderon Salon. I love my haircut.