More Weirdness to Come
Tonight in the rooms there was this guy who said he’d been sober since 1967. Look at that again: 1967. Sober for 44 years.
i waited the entire meeting for him to speak so i could hear what wisdom someone of that experience had to share. When he finally spoke, this is what he said.
When I tell people I’ve been sober for nearly 45 years, I see them look at me like it’s a prison sentence. Condemned to 45 years of boredom and niceness. I’m here to tell you, the weird stuff is still out there. When you get drunk it falls in your lap, but when you’re sober, you may have to look for it, but it’s out there. The weirdness is still out there.
Posted on September 29, 2011, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged AA, Alcohol Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Recovery, Weirdness, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.