In the last few months of my long and illustrious drinking career, there was a voice that began to whisper melodically to me. I heard it’s song nightly near the end of the second bottle of wine. The voice was darkly magical, very seductive and beautiful, and I was luckily still present enough to find
Tag: Wine o clock
Drinking has always been an accepted part of American culture, except during the Prohibition years, and we like to laugh about the down side. Most of us can relate to a good joke on Facebook about drunk texting and have an endless array of humorous words to describe the condition like; hammered, sloshed, stupid, tipsy, pissed, wasted, smashed, potted, dopey, bombed, and blitzed. But since hearing those first reports about the health benefits of daily wine drinking our culture has been swept up in an enthusiasm for daily drinking that is turning our drinking culture, into an addicted culture.
So I’d punctuate the end of my day with just one glass
Trying to find that sweet spot of calm
But someone would always interrupt. And then I’d need another and another until the bottle was empty- Just one more I’d say as I ran out for a second bottle. But I never found that sweet spot, not until I finally accepted that what was in that bottle was sour for me
Remember If you’ve decided to join in the discussion no matter where you are in your efforts to change your relationship with alcohol, you are here and you are trying and that is epic.You are here amongst like-minded people that can help you in some shape or form move forward. Compared to the amount of time it took up to get into all this trouble, getting out of this shit is bloody quick. No matter what challenges lie ahead, as long as you remain committed and engage here you will get through.
Regardless of whether studies say alcohol is the problem, or the solution, the question to ask yourself is how does drinking make you feel? We drink for pleasure but sometimes the effect causes more pain than it’s worth. Are you ready for a break ?