“If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture—that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.”
― Edward Abbey,
An unlucky meshing of genetics and lifelong grinding led to undergoing two gum graft surgeries, one in 2011, the last in 2012. Basically, my gums were receding, and my teeth were less protected and weakened as a result. I needed more tissue to cover the receding sections and increase blood flow.
The surgeon took all that tissue from the roof of my mouth.
It was awful.
Yet another foray into the Daily Prompt world.
Do you know how tough flame retardant is? It may look pretty when a DC-10 drops a load, but it’s a nasty pink color once it’s landed on something. It also stains big time.
Needless to say I don’t like the color pink, and yet…
California is burning again, crippling areas near my hometown. The stress and worry has left me very weary. Distractions abound, but they are more welcome than usual, so when I stumbled upon the Daily Prompt, I said, “What the hell.”
Here is where hell led me.