I recorded podcast #12 this morning. My husband got up at 5 a.m. this morning. To stand in line to see an art exhibition. He’s still not home yet (3:15 pm). His unusual behaviour got me thinking about the passions we discover once we’re sober.
Click on the blue button “Listen Here” to hear a very short extract (2.5 minutes) taken from the middle of the podcast. The full audio is about 10 minutes long.
“You’ve drowned all those passions with booze for so long that they’re afraid to stick their head up, they’re like tiny little baby flowers …”
Sharon (93): “I love, love, love theses podcasts, it’s like having you at my kitchen table.”
Donna (7): “I listened to all of your podcasts twice over the weekend. They helped me get through some tight spots, so thank you. They also must have sunk in because yesterday I reached out to one of my best friends who has 25 years of sobriety and asked for her help (anytime over the next 93 days if I feel like drinking I will text her. If she thinks it’s a good idea I get to have a drink.) it seems so obvious that I should have done this with my earlier attempts. But something is different this time. I have raised my barriers to failure. I now feel accountable to myself, you, and to my friend to not drink. My toolbox is growing and I feel like this time I am actually using it. Hoo fucking ray.”