Home from the dentist: What started out as a $50-75 bill became a $875 bill (payment plan, folks!). Having a metal filling replaced costs MONEY–and apparently this one could not wait…..so now I’m post dentist visit several hours later with a numb mouth and a temporary filling before the permanent replacement…..at least it didn’t hurt.
Of course, I started thinking about many things having to do with tongues, teeth, saliva, taste. The oral implications and thoughts about surrendering oneself to probes, needles, picks, depressors, and gloved hands. Swallowing and spitting.
It’s been a good year for me. Welcome to my early to mid 50s. Seems like I need to consider expanding my creative voice a bit more and truly publish it much more, as well as complete what I need to send out into the academic ocean of voices. Love woke me from the slumber of despair, and it fuels my drive to continue my work. “Love is the law, love under will.”
Trust and belief
realness and joy
a very rare thing to see
a genuine passion for humanity
caring enough to give to all
enough to at least try
enough to empathize
sharing that same joy
a grace-filled soul who smiles.