repost: to bloom

Now I know why I feel such a kindred soul with Mallards4Us. Neither of us have shared the typical and topical experiences that dominate the lives and leads of those who routinely show up at AA meetings. In other words, our lives were, for lack of a better word, normal. Oh, except for the profound derailment that alcohol seemed to bring into our lives every single time we got within breathing distance of the substance. A mere detail, to be sure.

But do read on. It has taken me years to get to where she has gotten in simply months.