In order to get some kind of handle on Zen Buddhism, I think it is first necessary to go elsewhere. Zanzibar, a new relationship, a tobacco barn, Main Street, a baseball game, the backyard shed, a spiritual persuasion, a political cause, or to the zoo.
And when the elsewhere's begin to crowd around like impoverished kids pleading next to a relief-supply truck, then, maybe Zen will suggest itself in ways that make sense.
But until then ... go elsewhere and find out.
Or, practice Zen ... and find out.