Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Closing the Gap

When I was a teenager I wanted to look like someone other than myself. I hated the space between my two front teeth and begged my parents to get me a retainer to close it up. And although they loved that gap, they understood the fragility of an adolescent girl and gave in.

As it turned out, I wasn't diligent in wearing the thing and at some point I lost it altogether.

Today I can spit a mean water spray through those teeth, and all that space makes flossing a breeze.

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