Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Change and decay ...

Mosaic: Poseidon & Amphitrite
Originally uploaded by goforchris.
This photo of a mosaic in Herculaneum is an amazing example of something not decaying over a period of 2,000 years - it's an incredibly vivid piece of artwork. But I'm thinking right now about teeth. Do we outlive our teeth in Western society? Come to that, do we in fact outlive our joints and all? Do science and nutrition keep us alive only to be mocked by the failure of our bits?
Garn. Sad, the effect of sitting in the dentist's waiting for emergency treatment occasioned by yet another filling failure.


  1. Perhaps the large numbers of people who, in the middle of the last century, got all their perfectly good teeth pulled and replaced with gleaming "National Health wallies" were right!

  2. I've got great teeth. It's all the 'lead fillings' covering them that keeps them good :-)