As close as it gets to the present. .. Just now…. i was (past tense) i was in the dentist getting a filling …as i leant back into the dentist chair suddenly two masked faces appeared…and began drilling and using suction. …as the lower 8 was filled with lining and filling i asked the dentist and hygienist if i might have a photo for my collection of face masks…apparatus etc… I also explained how much i enjoyed this close quarter encounter.. Dental masks. .drills. Drains. .cotton swabs suction and the blinding light. ..barrage of questions which are impossible to answer because my mouth is full of hands and equipment… In harmonised silence I was shown to the door and looking back over ny shoulder the masks dropped to their sides the dentist avoided my glance . ..my next apppintment is under discussion..