DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Monday, November 3, 2008

ACADEMY AWARDS: The Academy Presents...


Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in GONE WITH THE WIND

AND

Steve, THE ACTOR--that's me. And I am a damn good actor. I received--even if only from myself--applause, accolades. I shined, playing all the parts. I played 'presidents', I played animals. I became one with the characters I portrayed. Funny thing, though...

The only single character beyond my scope of acting, was ME!


The only part I never played was......ME!

The only part I couldn't or wouldn't learn was......ME!


The only truth I refused to recognize was.....ME!


As a newly sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous, I was directed to peel off layer after layer of fantasies, illusions, myths, and plain old dreams. This took many years of learning--under adult supervision, of course!--and working, the Twelve Steps. In fact, the process is ongoing. Admittedly, through the years, it has become more and more a satisfying pleasure, real fun, a thrill even...


To explore now...the real ME!


To be...who else? ME!


I have become one who is grateful to God for giving me AA and YOU!
And grateful to you AA members, for giving me GOD!


Peace and Love,

steveroni

9 comments:

Shadow said...

'under adult supervision'.. i like that, heee heee heee

Kathy Lynne said...

Frankly my dear....

I'm sorry I couldn't resist. Glad you had a good time on your trip...and welcome home!

indistinct said...

Glad your back!

Thank you for the comment about trust and faith when we drive. I've never thought about driving that way before.

I think I'll just stay home from now on. It's safer! (joke!!)

Thanks again for dropping by and sharing your wisdom and experience.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Wow this is so powerful and working in my life currently, to just become the me you see inside and out! I love it and I thank you for being a part of the Blogosphere!!! I missed you!
G

Syd said...

It's nice to be me which I'm finally figuring out.

JubilantOne said...

I've lost much of my knowledge of myself recently. Thanks for reminding me that my layers of bullsh*t need to be peeled away to expose the real me underneath.

I've picked up a lot of crap recently. Time to get rid of it.

Heather said...

Welcome back!! I sure have missed you and your wife. It sounds like you had a lovely time.

J-Online said...

Home sweet home. Yay!

jiggins said...

I think its awesome, when you realize that you were in there all along .. and sometimes all it takes is someone asking you to do this for yourself. Be YOUrself, express YOUrself.. let Steve play the part he was born to play. It's great to have the platform and audience that can appreciate such a performance. Peeling back the layers can be a very cathartic thing.