|This is a representation only of my Italian Dentist - he was WAY better looking than this :-)|
Funny where inspiration strikes you. I went to the dentist yesterday, the last of my appointments to have the black amalgam taken out and replaced with porcelain fillings. I now have only white fillings and white teeth. Yay. No more visits needed other than the 6 monthly cleans and checks.
I always had a real phobia about going to the dentist. So I didn't go, for a loooong time. I paid the price however and eventually pain, and Mr K forced me. I was so terrified that first visit that I actually drew blood as I pressed my hands together. I had this lovely Chinese lady dentist (Phung) and she was so understanding and kind and she taught me how to meditate and imagine I was somewhere else when I was in the dentists chair. She helped me for years and eventually I was no longer afraid and went willingly for treatment. In the beginning, I was so scared, Mr K had to come with me and sit in the room and hold my hand.
I had my happy place I went to each time. It was always laying on a daybed, next to a pool in Bali. Cool and calm, I would visualise myself reading a book, a fresh watermelon juice laced with vodka next to me. I got so good at this technique that sometimes Phung would have to bring me round and say, Jodie, we are finished, you can go now.
|My Happy Place - hard to be miserable here!|
Yesterday, I settled in the dentists chair and tried to go to the Bali day-bed. My new dentist is a very sexy Italian, he even speaks to his assistants in Italian, so Bali just wasn't cutting it. He is also a HUGE Springsteen fan and has his music very loud and Joe even sings along sometimes. Just what I needed - a sexy, singing dentist! Needless to say, I had all the visualisations right here, I wasn't going anywhere <wink>
Then the strangest thing happened. The hippy lady who I want to write a book about popped into my head, as clear as day. She is different to what I first thought she would be, but I like her so much more. Maybe this was why I had trouble starting the book, I had not yet found the right protagonist. But there she was, in my mind and the first scene of the book. It was so clear, that I started to write the words in my head.
I was so eager to get out of that chair and race home to write, that I didn't hang about and flirt (even just a little) with Joe. He was asking me to look at my new sparkling teeth (he was very proud of his work) in the mirror and was pointing out the highlights. I was saying yeah, yeah, all the while with sentences streaming through my mind. I must have been crazy! Who would pass up the opportunity of standing in front of a mirror, with a hunky Italian man very close behind you, paying you the keenest interest (well my teeth anyway)?
I did race home and blurted out the first half of chapter one of my book.
Wonder if I could go back now and see if Joe wants to still pay me attention!
|For the record - I am NOT at all a Springsteen fan - but I wasn't going to say so to Him!|