DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

IT'S COFFEE TIME with BILL and BOB


"I'LL HAVE A LARGE COFFEE, PLEASE." 


"We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness."
--One of the "Promises" listed in our Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, p 8

Four days ago, a man sat across the room from me at an early-morning AA meeting.  I kept looking at him, trying to place where we had met.  He introduced himself as "Gary K, an alcoholic", a visitor from New York.

Prayer Girl and I went tonight to see a stage play, "Bill W and Dr Bob" which has been making the rounds in South Florida.  It is a re-enactment of how our fellowship began; the thousands of magical happenings (some call them miracles) which conspired to become a haven for the most desperate of ill Peeps, alcoholics.

The play was FABULOUS!  We knew Peeps throughout the theater, and they knew us. We were as one large family, witnessing our own history-in-the-making.  EVERYONE left the place smiling, because of the common problems and suffering we have all shared, and the recoveries we continue to experience and share.

This troupe has been together since summer 2009, and the show has been invited to play at the AA International Convention's 75th Anniversary in San Antonio, Texas July 1-4, 2010. Whoever might have an opportunity to see the show at that time, do not miss it.  They are GooooD!

Punch line:  The man who played Bill Wilson is named Gary K., a recovering alkie...the same man I spotted at our meeting.  And why he looked familiar to me is of course, his resemblance--hair cut, jaw line, body build, speech--to the real Bill Wilson, the cofounder of AA.

During a well-attended Post-Show Q and A session, I asked...and learned that six of the cast of 8 plus the Author are recovering Alcoholics!

This was a HUGE night of enjoyment for me, greeting so many Peeps who I know but do not see on a regular basis, since we all go to "separate meetings together"...--grin!

Sober again today.
At Peace again today.


The Coffee Pot and Cup
Davidson, Saskatchewan

Credit: David Yanko of Virtual Saskatchewan

9 comments:

The Turning Point said...

Seems you've had your Sunday
morning coffee already.

Some days it seems I start out
that low, need a pot like that.

The actor knows how Bill felt, had to sneak out of Akron to a little Amish meeting in the boonies.

JF

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Sounds like lots of fun!!!

Secretia said...

Real life is full of pleasant coincidences!

Secretia

Kim A. said...

That is my kind of coffee pot. I hope I get a chance to see the play, it sounds wonderful. I'm glad you all had a nice time.

namaste

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is a great post, sounds like a great evening and what fun and amazing fellowship.

Love
gabi

Mike Golch said...

sounds like a good time was had by all.I wish I could go see it.

Kristin H. said...

That is NEAT! You have such a great life :)

Dulce said...

HOW?
I almost missed this one!!!
So happy you had such a wonderful time... nothing there is as great as enjoying the beautiful moments of life...as you do know how to do and SO WELL!

Lots of love from This part of our ocean....

Syd said...

Sounds like a good play. The Lois Wilson Story will be coming up soon on TV. That should be good.