Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Fixer

I am still getting my pics sorted from this most recent trip. Maybe I'll have some ready to post for tomorrow. I am in no particular hurry.

I only made it to a couple of meetings whilst in Trinidad, but they were great. Their format is different from what I am used to. First, the meetings are all 2 hours in length. Also, the chairperson just picks people to stand up and share a few minutes of their AA story. There's no discussion. At Lambda here in Houston , most of our meetings involve discussion to some degree. Since I was new meat, I was asked to share and me being me, was glad to do it. One gentleman I had the honor of hearing was 89 years old and walked with a cane and was almost deaf. But when he stood up to speak, he was powerful. His message was clear. He had 40 years and 8 months of sobriety and just about everything he talked about was relevant to this alkie. Amazing. Powerful. Healing.

Tonight is birthday night at Lambda Center. Our friend Matt will hopefully be presented with his one-year sobriety medallion. He is a special kinda guy and we're all proud of him.

I stole these videos from Chad Fox.
I can only hope none of you take them seriously.



6 comments:

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

wow. i like the sound of the 89 yr old guy. great!

Zane-nawwaa said...

40 years and 1 mo and 89. He was 49 when he got sober. See what we have to look forward to. So we can live to be sober longer than we drank.

Scott W said...

A couple is better than none.

Meg Moran said...

why'd he have to hit the pillow?

Redhead Gal said...

I am so glad to see you back, dAAve! I missed you.

Piglet said...

those are cute :)