15 May 2018

As a Prelude to Chemo & Radiation, I Rediscovered this:


This simple excerpt sums up my feelings, felt deeply, brought to the surface. Like enduring recovery, it's almost self-explanatory, best felt and shared with knowing looks and quiet, understanding nods:

(Sotto): What has not died, what has survived, is a life to be lived more fully, Vatchi. I will give this one to Jim. I will go so far as to affirm his sobriety. He has become more than sober. Not a dry drunk. Alive and sober, this different kind of more, in absence of alcohol. More. This more. Sober.
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Tomorrow, I attend a Radiation Therapy Class. Then, starting Monday, 7 weeks of chemo and radiation.
Recovery has prepared me to face this, that, anything, stronger, belonging, grateful.
The only thing addiction prepared me for is recovery.


(Photo: "Wet Coppers and Greens" on Pinterest)
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"Nothing matters more than that we remain sober because when we remain sober everything matters more."
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The passage spoken by Sotto is excerpted from ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of An Alcoholic Animal: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO
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