Wednesday, December 16, 2009
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the orthodontist's office. Today is Beethoven's birthday and it is also the day they begin dismantling the hardware in my mouth! Howard says it is like the Aud coming down. That is the Aud up above which I had to watch being torn down right outside my office window. I took a bunch of pictures on that stormy day, remember?
Wow, I hated that! I did not want to see that majestic building go.
Buffalo is full of unfeeling, uncaring, short-sighted oiks!
Howard says when you think of it my mouth is shaped like the Aud. There is this big space in the middle and around it there are the seats. Right now I have orange braces so they would be the Oranges. Here is a picture of the Oranges I lifted off the excellent Web site Clarence Grad 72.
The goofy thing is that my life is scrambled enough so I do not know exactly when my appointment is today. I had it in my head that it was on Beethoven's birthday, so I know it is today. (I know, nerd!) But I have no idea what time.
Perhaps I will just go over there when they open and wait until I am called.
Today they are going to take out the bands that are in the back of my mouth. These are metal bands which are not to be confused with the rubber bands in the front of my mouth. I have the sneaking feeling that the rubber bands will stay for the next two weeks until everything else comes out.
For some reason now that the end is in sight for all this these rubber bands and everything else have become unbearable.
It is sort of like the situation with the Leonard Pennario book. Now that the end is in sight I just cannot wait to get it done. I have in mind a beautiful last line for it and I just want to type and type until I get to that last line. And then I will have the pleasure of typing it.
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
Oh, wait. That is "The Great Gatsby." I get mixed up.
Well, if my line falls through I can always use that.