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Jun.20.2012
  June 20   THE PALMIST     Last night I had a silly dream.  I was in a tent at a carnival and the woman across the table held my hand so dear, looked into my eyes and said, “Today you will go to a meeting that will save your life.”  I thanked her and left full of...
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Jun.17.2012
  June 17   BOUQUET       I love the flowers in my garden.  Their upkeep is my solemn trust.  With my shears, I must cut, clear and swift, the runners that detract from their health and structure.  When fruiting is heavy, I must spare the stalk and choose...
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Jun.16.2012
  June 16   THE BEAR   Living with my disease is like having a sleeping bear in the house.  I knew it was there, could hear it snore.  I never felt comfortable or able to turn my back on it and get on with my life.  I felt under certain threat.  Fearing the bear...
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Jun.07.2012
  June 7   HOSTAGE DOLL       A doll stands wedged between two mailboxes, naked and exposed, the edge of the road passing her by.  She is there to pay for my self-loathing.  I throw my treasures in the air as skeet to be shot and shattered.  Hate is the...
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Jun.05.2012
  June 5   DOLL   “Why is your face all red?” asked my sponsor. “I didn’t get my way,” I responded. “And this crimson appearance is the result?” “You see that it is.  I was very careful about what I wanted and worked hard to be reasonable.” “And Baby, you were.  You did...
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May.28.2012
  May 28   NETWORKS   Testing my sponsor when I’m hurt is like probing for gas with a lit cigar in my mouth.  If I can’t find a way to douse the cheroot before posing my questions it’s guaranteed I will get an explosive response.  I need a network; they follow me with sand...
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May.03.2012
  May 3   REALLY RAINING       “Why do people ask if someone is really sober?” “They’re checking for the winners, I guess,” responded my sponsor. “But what does that mean?” “Well, when the clouds roll in and the next thing you know it’s really raining, you can clearly...
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Apr.30.2012
  April 30   PINK CLOUD       When the pink cloud lands in my valley, my task is to walk.  The pleasure of its presence can never outweigh the practice this cloud affords me. I walk in a haze of cherry blossom lightness; the future is a blur I do not fear. ...
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Apr.28.2012
  April 28   CHAPTER AND VERSE         I remember being trained and rehearsed for finding the words which would release my soul from bondage.  The scrupulous concern for detail pointed me to heaven.  And yet I drank.  Inside these rooms the path is wide...
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Apr.19.2012
  April 19   DROWNING NAKED     Bare and exposed, I laid myself on the altar of my home group.  With AA as my only Source, I emptied the contents of my soul and bore the mantle of overexposure.  But vultures lurked in many rooms.  I was safely guided, by persons...