I used to believe in the Tooth Fairy. Not Santa Claus though. I’m not quite sure why. I remember when I lost my first tooth, or maybe my second, I put it under my pillow before I fell asleep. Next morning, tooth still there, no money. So the tooth fairy was not real.
That literally was what happened. I concluded that she didn’t exist, and calmly shrugged it off. The first time I heard of Santa Claus was in a fairly sceptical environment, so I must have vaguely felt that he wasn’t real anyway. But the tooth fairy was different. I was as naive as they make them, and I simply assumed it was true, without even thinking about. And of course I threw away that assumption easily.
I don’t quite know why I’m writing this. I’m watching Modern Family and someone happened to mention the tooth fairy and all these random memories came rushing back to me.
Wouldn’t it be so nice if we could put on and throw away ideas and beliefs as easily as that?
This was #… ah forget it. No more counting. I’ll talk about this next.