April 5, 2002
Had a dead nerve removed from an eye tooth today. I wonder about the symbolism of that…Does it mean that I personally just no longer feel any pain that results from this tooth? Or that I can also now sink my fang into you without ever feeling nerve meet bone? Is it preferable to have nerves of steel that grant me fearlessness? Or to be so sensitive that I feel your pain too? Well, it’s all hypothetical anyhow…now I have a bridge, and need to be careful what I bite into. I won’t feel pain, but could be rendered toothless.