Monday, June 16, 2008

alcoholic and talented

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
Abraham Lincoln

just a reminder that we can be talented,
caring and intelligent folks drawn to a life
of excess.

i'm sure none of us ever intended or wanted
to become addicted, but the fact remains
that at some point we did.

for those who make that admission and
seek recovery, it's not always easy to
come to terms with the permanence and
irreversibility of alcoholism.

for me it was very difficult to make that
admission, being certain i could somehow
control or moderate my use.

it took numerous attempts and failures
to finally realize there was no going back.

sure i still miss what drinking once was;
but i don't miss what it became.

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Kathy Lynne said...

Well, if President Lincoln said so!!

Shadow said...

caring means feeling and some people feel too deeply which may just be why they self-medicate. hmmm, sounds familiar.

"sure i still miss what drinking once was;
but i don't miss what it became."
WELL SAID!!! goes for me too...