I went to the dentist today. I had two teeth that had to be fixed. Nothing serious, just two little holes that had to be filled. “Do you want anaesthesia?” - the dentist asked. “What are you planning to do?” “I have to drill a little.” I was amazed by this question. It seems dentists apply anaesthesia more and more easily. I never had anaesthesia in my mouth until the age of 23 no matter what needed to be done. I lay in the chair with all this machines and tools around me and the dentist was holding my jaws open with his fingers. This felt like a very intimate thing. At that moment I have entrusted (a part of) my body to a man and felt very confident he wouldn’t hurt me or do me any wrong. The feeling is not new to me, but usually this feeling occurs during sex. I was surprised to realise that this feeling is also possible outside of erotic context.
I’ve had my three hours of dancing tonight.. What a joy!
Sueli has mentioned The Idan Raichel Project on Facebook and I checked it out. What a beautiful video! Hakol Over (This Too Shall Pass):