Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in GONE WITH THE WIND
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,