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Really Raining


May 3






“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 discern the difference between that and just a shower.  The commitment of water saturates the atmosphere and the rain is the undeniable certainty.  That is what people are looking for and they ask to discover if the person even comprehends the concept.”

“What do they do if the person is really sober?”

“Stand next to them and soak it all in.”



Have double paned windows to insulate you from cosmic rays or constant criticism.


With and Without



With my sponsor-

Without my drinking buddies


With my Big Book-

Without my contrived dogma


With my home group-

Without my dysfunctional family


With my step work-

Without my mental masturbation


With my sobriety-

Without my insanity


With all this I can live-

Without all that