So, tonight is my last night at Blue Bamboo. I’ve decided that working at BB is taking away the zen for me. I need to come here to do yoga, not think about the workings of the place. So from now on I’ll be a yogini, not a volunteer/staff member.
Good decision, I think.
I have a creaky 49 2/3 years old molar. In fact, it’s cracked. And infected. Brought on by work stress, I’m convinced. And I need a root canal. But I have the best dentist ever, and I’m not ‘ascared. I’m not a ‘fraidy cat. No, not me. Dr. Junior is 12 years old. Well, he looks that way anyway.
I have good drugs – antibiotics and pain meds. Dr. Junior asked me if I was OK for the weekend. I said I was fine. Chocolate melts in your mouth, after all. No need to chew.
Last night, I couldn’t sleep from dentist-anxiety and I was definitely nursing a sore jaw. Big tooth ache. I had been eating really well all week in spite of my dental dilemma. But I needed big comfort. So I reached for the can of frosting I purchased for the cupcakes I’m bringing to a family dinner Sunday. No judging please. I have an infected molar.
After 2 or 3 tablespoons of frosting, the pain subsided. No kidding. Or at least my brain stopped reacting to the pain signals travelling from my tooth to my brain because it was in a sugar coma. Interesting phenomena. I was delighted and very curious.
What was doubly interesting is that while I was eating the frosting, I was reading this article in the New York Times Magazine, Is Sugar Toxic? Yes, I know that seems crazy. Once again, no judging please. The link is below because WordPress wouldn’t put it where I wanted it.
On one hand, sugar made me feel much, much better for a little while. On the other hand, it might be the most toxic substance that we voluntarily consume.
Life is often a paradox, isn’t it?
Much like my yoga dilemma. I signed up to volunteer/work at Blue Bamboo to get free unlimited access to yoga, only to find that the arrangement stole my zen and I lost my love of yoga.
Deep thoughts. They may be pharmaceutically induced.
Have an evening filled with ease and blessed reflections on this Holy Thursday.