Tag: Growth

From Sober Curious to Sober Courageous

Courageous woman on Tight rope

A post in our online community about the keys to sobriety got me thinking about courage. I wrote something about courage as a key to being sober in my comment and then stumbled across this in Haruki Murakami’s book, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle : “Curiosity can bring guts out of hiding at times, maybe even

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Modern Times and The Vortex

Charlie Chaplin Modern Times

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin! I saw my first Charlie Chaplin movie this year at the age of 54. I was performing in the orchestra for a cinema in concert performance of Modern Times and I’m so glad that it came up on our season schedule because I learned that I LOVE Charlie Chaplin. He is

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Family Legacy

When did the party cease to be?Fun times,laughs,friends with me  There came a time I crossed a line That linethat was to change my life A life that was sadwhen I care to admit A child so scared who didn’t fit Family secrets never told Parents slowly growing old  A mother tornand broken inside The loss of a childthat she chose to

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18 Months Sober: Fulfilling the Promise of Hope

My sponsor sent me a picture yesterday of someone opening a wine bottle in the hatchback of their SUV at 11 o’clock in the morning.  She commented she was glad that was not her anymore.  I agreed but said I would’ve at least waited until I got inside the car.  Which was kind of dark

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Equilibrium

The balance of light and dark in me has shifted, but they remain in un-equal measures due to my efforts to eradicate the dark.
The true need is, therefore, to draw those aspects of myself together and search to establish equilibrium.