Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let's Remember: We're Lucky

Whatever we've come through, and however we got here, we're still here, and we still have the privilege of struggling with our addictions.  Many do not.  And many others that have struggled have harmed and hurt and killed.

Here in Staten Island

and Here in Brooklyn

and Here

Sometimes it is easy to mythologize the challenge of walking around sober as something based in fantasy, emotion, or just plain ego. While it may be planted firmly in those categories, it is also something with hard tangible consequences.  I'll try not to forget that my own behaviors can lead to bad consequences for other people too.

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