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:
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"In quarreling, the truth is always lost." - Publilius Syrus, 1st century B.C., quote cited in Ch. 80, "My Second Insanity," All Drinking Aside
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"Eventually the puking stops. But the drinking doesn't stop." - Ch. 81, "Empty Bottles and Refillable Pain," All Drinking Aside
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Now. Intentionally fragmented. And together:
"... the truth is always lost" when "... the drinking doesn't stop."
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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...


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"Nothing matters more than that we remain sober because when we remain sober everything matters more."
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#Alcoholism #Addiction #Recovery
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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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