Thursday, May 25, 2006


Changing toothbrushes is like moving to a new town or starting a new job.

At first everything feels so different. And stiff. There's no familiarity. You don't know the new toothbrush like the old one. It doesn't feel as soft and forgiving, and you realize that there's no connection. No relationship.

You know you did what you did for the best of reasons, but it just feels so foreign, you just start to miss the old ways and how it used to be.

But like living in a new town or working a new job, you start to develop a relationship with your new situation. Soon, it begins to give a bit, you get used to its new bristles, and an understanding begins to grow between the two of you.

And just when you're getting quite comfortable with how things are, you notice that the bristles have worn out, and it's time to begin the cycle once again.