A painful piece, written beautifully.
On October 5, God willing, I will have been sober for 31 years. That’s just about half of my lifetime. And what a journey it has been.
People get sober for various reasons. I remember going to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and standing near an open window sipping a cup of coffee. There was a commotion at the window and in tumbled a man. As I happened to be the closest person, he staggered a couple of feet to me, grabbed my arm for stability and said “my wife told me to get in here or I can’t come home.” At least that’s what I thought he said. It was garbled. I in turn signaled a man near me and said “he’s yours.” It’s encouraged to have a man help a man and a woman help a woman from the get-go.
I should mention that the window was about…
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