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Two Of My Four Favorite Ladies


Cellphone Photo by Deborah Kile

Something Similar — Straight Talk About Going Home


This just went live over at the Sunrise Detox Blog, if anyone’s interested.

The comedian Dave Gardner used to remark, “Folks are always saying, ‘Let’s do this again!’ But friends, you can’t do anything again! You can do something similar!”

I think about Gardner’s bit of wisdom when I hear people in early recovery talking about returning to their families and friends and “making it up to them.” (This also brings to mind the idea of pushing toothpaste back into the tube.) We say these things with the idea that we will be able to return things to the way they were “before” — if there ever really was a before.

That’s a lovely idea, but it’s not the way reality works.  Read More…

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MARIE CLAIRE WEBB, 4 November 1908 - 19 April 2008