1. Peeling the skin will make all of the tiny pores burst with that strong citrus perfume. This redolence will take you back to last winter when you went for a bush walk with your lover and shared a mandarin at a rest stop. It may even take you back to school days of awkward lunch breaks spent alone.
2. You can spend umpteen minutes peeling away each stringy piece of pith from your mandarin. I find this part of the process the most meditative. The longer you spend on this part, the clearer your mind will be.
3. The sound made when pulling segments of a mandarin apart can’t be described, but it is one of my favorite sounds in the world.
4. Eating the mandarin is also nice and acts as another distraction from nagging thoughts.