You may never have heard the full rendition of Il Silenzioa, otherwise known as "Taps". This is a beautiful rendition. The girl's name is Melissa Venema and is playing with maestro Andre Rieu from Masstricht in the Netherlands . Don't know her age -- looks like early teens, but says she has been performing for years. At this performance in 2008, city officials sealed off the town square and closed everything down so they get perfect noise control!
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
from a story we read yesterday -- "WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY"
... "I realize how true it is that one of the primary differences between alcoholics and nonalcoholics is that nonalcoholics change their behavior to meet their goals and alcoholics change their goals to meet their behavior." I pretty much had no goals other than to party. I did enough to keep my job(s), but not a lot more.
... "One definition of a bottom is the point when the last thing you lost or the next thing you are about to lose is more important to you than booze. That point is different for everyone, and some of us die before we get there." First I lost my partner and then I lost my mind. My soul was just about gone too.
that I no longer have any DNA in my system (Drugs, Narcotics and Alcohol)
that I use Tradition 12 as a guideline to a lot of my behavior
that I got lots of little things accomplished yesterday
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank