Big and small dolls, windows, the same light shining on them all. One of the highlights of an otherwise fairly bad last few days. Last Thursday I began to get toothache in a tooth that has been bothering me, but that my dentist said was fine. The pain spread from my tooth to the whole right side of my face, neck and head, and was, well, painful. So painful that I couldn't do much when it was bad. So on Friday I went to the doctors, got antibiotics (she thought it could be sinusitis, or arterial something or other, for which I got a blood test and for which I forgot to ring up for the results today-no time for my health I am afraid!), and stayed at home. Things didn't get much better over the weekend, but by Sunday it was mainly the tooth that was hurting. So back to the dentist yesterday to find out I have a cracked tooth which I will probably have to have out next week. The dentist found it by the magic power of light-the crack runs lengthwise, so didn't show up in the x-ray. If you shine a light through a tooth that is ok, it lights up the whole tooth. If there is a crack the light is refracted there and the other half of the tooth is dark. The dark half of the tooth. He gave me a mirror, and demonstrated the light trick, a useful one to know in case this happens again. The anti-biotics seem to be working and the tooth is back to its minorly painful self. I went back to work today and it was not a great day, apart from parents evening which was interesting. I rang one of my colleagues when I got home at 7, and we had a long chat about how we can change some of the things that are causing problems. Teaching is a great job but it is such hard work, and sometimes I just don't feel as if I can do it anymore, (I usually get over these feelings fairly quickly, but that is harder if I am feeling ill!) which is a good reason for having other things to do to take my mind off it. Taking photos of dolls and light being one of them!
Almost like a Dutch interior...
Thinking of Halloween.
I have only just realised, looking at this picture, that the window has a star in it.