Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Blooming naturally

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for everything that I have and everything I don't have

that yesterday is finished and today I don't have to be perfect - WHEW!

that the consequences of being sober are preferable to the alternative

for an impromptu meeting with a couple of fellow recoverer's last night

for all the craziness creativity of gay alcoholics who are in recovery

for some wonderful and much needed water from the sky

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
-Anais Nin


recoveryroad said...

"that the consequences of being sober are preferable to the alternative"

...and that is the hammer hitting the nail on the head. There doesn't seem to be any other reason to do it if we get down to brass tacks.

If I could drink normally, I'd be drinking, erm, normally.

I can't drink normally. I start and can't stop: don't ask me why, it doesn't matter. The effect alcohol has on me is unlike what it does to most other normal people.

The alternative isn't unthinkable necessarily. I have past evidence to base my claim that I act like a c*nt when I drink. And I hate myself when I regain consciousness.

Good post, Dave.


Shannon said...

I am sooooooooooooo glad i dont have to be perfect either!!


craziness creativity - one in the same?
I never knew you loved
I see you,

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Thanks for being real.

Enjoy your posts and the touch of sarcasm.


Trudging said...

I know this is a sterotype but, could one of your creative gay friends come North and help me landscape our yard?

recoveryroad said...

lmao off at trudging (bit in a nice way)

Anonymous said...

Hi ##name##, I've been working on the backyard a few years. We finally added a pond and a waterfall but I am certainly openyard landscape to some tips on how to make our backyard look great for this spring and summer.