Wisdom tooth extraction means


After the extraction of my wisdom tooth, I’m doing good and feeling well but yesterday my harmless playful act of throwing some drops of water on face of my younger sister was enough for her to conclude that during the process of tooth extraction, I’ve also lost my wisdom.

It so happened that in this past week, I was feeling that the tooth at the end of my upper right jaw had gone sharp at its edges and while chewing food, its sharpness was creating pain in my mouth.

On examning, my dentist told me that due to decay the tooth was in really bad shape and removing it would be the best option.

Sitting there on a doctor’s chair, I was in shock. The mere word of ‘extraction’ created a picture of injection in my mind.

My prior experience of watching tooth extraction of my mother was making me nervous but my dentist was kind enough to remind me that I would feel no pain during the process and after preparing myself for a day, I went for the treatment in the evening.

On our way to a doctor, my parents kept on sharing their own experiences with me. My father never forget to remind me that dentist before using injection, applied some kind of spray in his mouth which didn’t allow him to feel any kind of injection pain.

Dentist never used any spray for me and what I experienced during the process of having two shots in my mouth was a pinching sensation and afterwards complete numbness.

When I received my first shot, my mother who herself was looking afraid asked me if I was doing well and in response I gave her a smile but after receiving second shot of dental anesthetic, I kept on shivering with shock for ten to minutes in waiting room.

Now that the area around my ‘tooth to be extracted’ was completely numb, I didn’t experience any pain but lots of pressure on my jaw, I could hear the sound of different tools working to lose my tooth in its socket.

The view of two dental assistants looking alert while surrounding me made me uneasy for a while. The whole process took some minutes but as I experienced lots of pressure, I thought it was way too long.

All’s well that ends well.

Prior to my visit to a dentist, I’ve this view about dentists that I considered them heartless in their act of using sharp needles in patients mouth but my views were largely based upon second hand experiences and on getting first hand experience, I would say that dentists are not that much scary.

Going back to the incident which I mentioned in the start, my sister was angry because she didn’t like the way I threw water on her and in her anger thought I’ve also lost my wisdom with my wisdom tooth.

I didn’t mind her conclusion because I’ve understand the meaning of the term which I read in my literature class.

‘Rite of passage’ marks an important event which can change the direction of entire course of life. After getting free of my wisdom tooth, I’m once again enjoying eating my food. Brushing teeth is no more an issue.

My sister is angry but I’m happy because wisdom tooth extraction has proved ‘rite of passage’ for me.


A letter from past


August 10, 1983

My dearest daughter Amanda,

Hope you and your mother will be doing good and summer would have subsided there. It’s also possible that it would be raining and you out of your habit will be taking a shower and playing in rain.

I miss you a lot especially the way you used to get angry with me and your small words, I miss everything.

I know you can’t write now but can ask your mother to sometimes write letters to me.

Ok my love

Lots of prayers and love for you and your mother and don’t forget grandpa loves you.




Daily Prompt: Study

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Reading literature is fun but studying it for exams can sometimes be tough. That being said, I admit I need to prepare for my paper of Novel.

To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf is an easy read but preparing its underlying themes is a lengthy process.

There’s this theme of “relation of art to life” that makes me think of writing process which I feel is similar to the “pangs of creation” which an artist feels for his painting. Woolf through her character of Liliy Briscoe has depicted this fact that in order to create, artist needs to connect with life.

And that makes me think that in writing too, a relaxed mind and a heart free of any ill-feelings can create wonders on paper.

via Daily Prompt: Study


Some random thoughts

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When the mother board of my touch screen mobile phone got corrupted, I lived months without mobile and I’ve lived without social media and believe me, I’m very much alive.

It’s been more than a year that I made my last tweet on Twitter and today when my blog got published on a newspaper website, I thought to share the link on my twitter account but I was totally blanked how to tweet.

Social media and mobile devices help us in making connection but at times life seem easy and free in their absence.

Well, these days I have this old mobile phone with buttons to make call. Right now when it’s fulfilling my basic needs of receiving and making calls, I’m happy and contended.


Flu and Sinusitis


Suffering from seasonal flu is one thing but experiencing resultant sinusitis issue is completely different thing.

It’s been a long time that I was suffering from this issue but didn’t consult doctor thinkig it a petty issue, I never took it seriously but recently the problem started to hinder with my daily routine chores.

Sinusitis got so severe that while sitting in moving car, I experienced an urge to throw up. Some smells of food and perfume started to create similar type of effect.

On visiting doctor, he not only recommended me some antibiotics but also prescribed me a course of some allergic medicines to be taken for atleast five to six months.

Now, it’s important to note that in normal circumstances, symptoms of sinusitis go away within seven to ten days but in case if it persits beyond ten days then it is better to see doctor.

For no specific reason I was putting it off and taking painkiller at home, I was trying to treat it myself but I was wrong for the issue of sinusitis with facial pain, nasal discharge and cough is serious and must be treated properly.

It should be noted that inflammation of sinuses can be due to allergies, bacteria or a virus. In order to avoid contracting this disease it’s necessary to avoid allergens.

Steam inhalation, hydration and taking rest are some of the best practices to be practiced but more than anything else it’s better to stay away from people with cold and respiratory infections and in case if you need to get in contact with them it’s good hygenic routine to wash your hands frequently.

Right now when I’m on medicines, my mind is not fresh but I’m feeling better.

I’m hoping to get rid of this sinusitis issue soon 🙂


New year with new hopes


It’s new year with fresh beginning in new home. I like this change in my environment for in the abscence of any kind of traffic noise, this place seems more comfortable to me.

It’s nine thirty in the morning. I’m sitting in my lounge and while writing, I can hear the sweet notes of birds that are chirping outside.

It’s cold and the sky is not yet clear for the sun to appear.

I’m happy that this change in my environment has once again ignited flames of creativity in my mind.

If you’re also one who in this previous year didn’t remain much creative or if you’re one who for some reason remained down in dumps then you should not lose hope in this new year for life is generous in giving us this one more chance in the form of time.

Once agin we’ve this year to rectify our mistakes, once again we’ve time to hone our skills and once again we’re offered with time to express our gratitude for all the blessings in life.

Wishing you all a creative and blessed new year. May this year brings lots of happiness for everyone.


Glad to have routine in life


It’s seven in the morning and sitting at my favorite spot in drawing room, I’m thinking that at times it feels good to get back in routine.

There are school going kids at home and it’s my duty to make breakfast and lunch for them but with the extra holiday on Friday, this weekend was quite relaxed, it was a long weekend. Somehow, I got relaxed too and on Sunday I woke up round eight thirty in the morning which for me was quite late.

Getting relax on weekend feels good but after spending some time in laziness, it feels equally good to get back in routine on Monday.

This space in drawing room is my favorite, it’s quite secluded from rest of home and the thing which I like most about it is a clear view of sky from window here. On the other side of street, there are shades of dull winter sun on the front wall of double story home. It’s been more than two hours that sun is up, yet, I’m not able to see shimmer of yellow rays on the familiar tree upon which I observed the effect of early morning sun a month ago.

Perhaps in sky above the winter sun is still busy yawning.

Life feels joyous when we get chance to take a breath outside the monotony of daily routine but there also exist beauty in systematic life. Nature with all its grandeur is a manifestation of this very fact of life.

This morning when my alarm went off at five forty five, I was reluctant to leave the bed and lying under my warm blanket, I was doing nothing but was busy killing time when I heard the sweet melody of little black sparrow outside window of my room.

Now, the windows of the house located on the back of my home have some space on their outer ledges which this bird has intelligently used for its living. It won’t care for Sunday or Monday, for the bird is an early riser. This morning hearing its sweet melodious sound made me embarrassed, I thought if a bird can wakes up this early than why can’t I.

Today, I’m feeling good getting back in routine. I’m happy to wake up early in morning. I’m pretty sure this is going to leave positive effect on my mood this day.

Well, for me routine is good. Do you feel the same for yourself?