Like a Root Canal

May 17th, 2006

I'm going in for a root canal today. My dentist says they're not so bad -- kind of like getting a new filling, except they go a bit deeper. At least he's easier to trust than my childhood dentist, Dr. Gluck, who had been my mom's childhood dentist, and whose hands shook a bit -- especially when he started going on about my parents' politics. (It's really hard to defend your mother against charges of Maoism when your mouth is full of gauze.) ...

Okay, this is working: now I'm getting more anxious about my childhood than about the root canal. ...

Entry Filed under: let's digress


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