28 December 2016

"Inject Me Slowly, Truth"


It's been over two years (near the end of 2014) since I shared the following post with anyone. I was reviewing some of my older blog posts today and ran across it again. It had appeared then on various Facebook Group pages for alcoholics, addicts and others in recovery. No photograph accompanied my words at that time and some still took offense at my graphic language. I was asked to remove it, so I did.
"Emotion recollected in tranquility": I've decided to post it again, with a photograph this time.

"Slow the injection of truth. Insert the needle of truth into my vein, into my brain, slowly. First, hold the needle upright. Squeeze out any air. Leave only the clear, the liquid, the truth. Inject me slowly. I want to watch that crystal clarity enter my vein. The truth, too fast, could only scare me. Inject me slowly, or quickly watch me die."

If anyone wants to know why I decided to post it again, I ask only that you read "The Tomb of the Anonymous Addict," linked here: https://niume.com/post/195573
The moral of the story (if I may borrow from the AIDS epidemic) is that SILENCE = DEATH.
End of story.

The passage above in quotation marks is excerpted from All Drinking Aside: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal, an Autobiographical Fiction by Jim Anders, linked here: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO
Visit his Niume Recovery page here: https://niume.com/pages/profile/?userID=26056
& find his Recovery Tweets here: http://twitter.com/JimAnders4

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