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.

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About greg w

I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best song writer of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. And I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better.

2 thoughts on “repost: to bloom

    1. greg w Post author

      Too true. I linked to it the minute it showed up in Reader. Her experience is very much like mine and I love the way she expresses herself is realizing that a normal i.e. sober life is actually a very good life — one to be sought after and fully lived.

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