Went to the dentist tonight after work. Maybe having someone scratching at your teeth is not top on the list of ways to spend part of your evening, but when you are sitting there, you can't possibly be doing anything else. You open your mouth and you close your mouth. People take care of you. Sometimes a fine mist sprays across your face. Sometimes you taste mint. Music which is meant to be soothing plays in the background. Even if you don't like the music, you appreciate the gesture. And then your teeth are clean and smooth and you are full of peaceful resolutions for the future.