I always wanted to do a “Making of …”movie. What would be totally bitchin’ is to do a “Making of the Making of” movie. But I couldn’t really do a “Making of the Making of ‘Doggy Dentures’” cuz that would just be a movie of me typing at my computer right this moment. Not very exciting.
When I hatched the idea of the “Making of ‘Doggie Dentures’” I had to ask the person’s permission to do it. That’s the other thing I’ve learned in the course of this blog. I always ask the permission of the person who the post references because I don’t want them to be caught off guard. The post after this one will most likely be another one where I had to get the person’s permission to write it. Essentially, it’s the merger of two very significant forces in my life right now: Sobriety and the Open Group for Bedlam Farm. It’s essentially going to be about a decision I recently made that I think brings those two things together swimmingly. Really, it makes sense that they would come together as they have. Something I’ve learned through my study of Buddhism and my life in sobriety is everything that needs to come together does. And that which does not, well, it probably didn’t need to in the first place.
Back to the “Making of” business. In coming up with the idea for “Doggie Dentures” I knew I needed an actual set of dentures. And I don’t have one of those. So I asked a friend of mine if he minded if I took a photo of his.
It’s not exactly the kind of question you just rattle off. But his response to my inquiry was priceless.
He asked that I respect his anonymity in posting a picture of the dentures. Which kind of bums me out because he should totally get credit for that joke.