Get a Room

One of the reasons i feel so at home in AA is that the people in the rooms are genuine. They don’t pretend to be something they’re not. They don’t have any pretensions.

They have hit bottom, hard, many of them several times, and i know how stupid and horrible and shameful they have behaved. And they know i know. Because they know the same things about me.

Our artifices have been stripped away with alcohol and what is left us is a roomful of real, authentic, honest and genuine people sharing their experiences.

That’s one hell of a foundation for a beautiful fellowship.


About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home.

Posted on October 1, 2011, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love the drawing up there.

    There is nothing, in my opinion, more satisfying and beautiful than authentic, honest, and genuine human connection. ‘Course, as a co-dependent, I would think something like that, hahaha. No really, though, I think that what you’re experiencing is healthy human inter-dependence and having those relationships, in my experience, is better than any drug. Much more satisfying, and a lot healthier. Within boundaries, of course, my particular lesson in all of that. 😀

    • Mrs D!

      Yeah, that drawing is pretty cute, isn’t it?

      And i couldn’t agree more, healthy relationships with like-minded people really do make life easier to live.

      Keep coming back, Sweetness,

      Al K Hall

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