this is a photo of a strange character, author joyce carol oates. i'm nearly finished with the gravedigger's daughter -a very dense and long book. i'm at the exciting part, near the end....i hope to finish it tonight....but i also have a tooth ache that snuck up on me suddenly this afternoon with such penetrating pain, i can hardly stand it. i called my dentist, he is out of town until monday, but i will go in to have x-rays tomorrow to have handy for him on monday morning. damn dentist, why does he have to be on vacation anyway?
what does a sudden toothache and no dentist have in common with joyce carol oates....?
you tell me, all i know is.... for sure, i will have nightmares tonight.