… your old nonsense

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

i think i needed to read this today : )  we’ve all got nonsense.  we can’t spend too much time facing backwards. My mantra has always been:  face forward, or you’ll get car sick.  (god, are all of my sober metaphors based on cars? what does THAT mean?)

Happy Friday!


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Sobriety and cars are inextricably linked in our society where 40,000 people are killed by drunk drivers on average each year. I am not at all surprised that your metaphors are wrapped with automobiles. Mine certainly are.

    I drove while blacked out and there are a dozen trips I don’t remember the driving part at all. It is a miracle I never got into a terrible wreck where I hurt someone else. I think about it sometimes and wonder for what I have been saved–I should have killed myself drunk driving all those years ago.

    • yes of course. I see it now. the car is our *vehicle* that gets us through life. we need to get our drunk cars off the road, the drunk cars do damage – to ourselves and others. and we need to be glad that we’re now in sober cars, moving forward, safely navigating the highway …

      • Yes, Belle, I see that so clearly too. Moving Safely and competently through our lives, hopefully dodging those still searching for their own peace of mind while guarding our own decisions and life changes that improve our station and that of those we love and influence. Your blog has been very beneficial to me and I hope you continue to write it; thank you.