Just for a second, try to imagine what it would be like to be seen by a pediatric dentistry practice that doesn’t deliver the occasional clever shirt to its patients. Try to imagine the immense sadness; the gray wasteland of a life not fully realized; the tepid sighs that periodically escaped your lips as you looked wistfully out the window to see your life racing by without you.
Then, imagine an enormous gong, held up by the impossibly strong arms of Dr. Kevin Ricker, struck by the impossibly strong Dr. Alexandra Boudreau. Imagine the hugeness of the sound shaking you back to reality. As you come back to this perfect world, take a moment and be glad that your pediatric dentists enjoy giving out shirts. Finally, there is beauty in the world. Each flower opening in spring is now a promise of renewal and rebirth. Each birdsong is proof of the universe’s investment in you as an individual. Also, hey, free shirt.