16 May 2018

A World Away / A World Between... Insanity & Serenity

Bear with me.
This post may require heavy lifting. Intuition and mental presence join hands here.
Take these two quotes, a Chapter apart, taken completely out of context:
First, separately:
"In quarreling, the truth is always lost." - Publilius Syrus, 1st century B.C., quote cited in Ch. 80, "My Second Insanity," All Drinking Aside
"Eventually the puking stops. But the drinking doesn't stop." - Ch. 81, "Empty Bottles and Refillable Pain," All Drinking Aside
Now. Intentionally fragmented. And together:
"... the truth is always lost" when "... the drinking doesn't stop."
A world away, that drinking game, that world my life became.
There is a world between Addiction's Insanity and the Serenity that Recovery will become.
Piece together peace. You will not miss what it replaced. Welcome back to the human race.
Don't quarrel with a drink. Walk out.
We wouldn't want the puking back again, now, would we?
The truth is always lost when the drinking does not stop...

"Nothing matters more than that we remain sober because when we remain sober everything matters more."
#Alcoholism #Addiction #Recovery
Passages in quotes are excerpted from ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of An Alcoholic Animal: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO
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