HOLD THE LINE
Relax is not the same as give up. Unwind is not fray. Let go doesn’t mean never grab hold. It is important to have moderation in all things including moderation. Exuberance and enthusiasm are wonderful in their season; too much and I could get an adrenaline addiction. Make sure your song has more than one note and make sure that you sing more than one song in your life. Change, interest and excitement are vital to my existence. Like my sponsor says, “if you take all the spikes and ridges out of your life-line, it means you’re dead.”
Give allowance to yourself.
The Landscape of Words
Paint takes time to dry;
I work with words.
I say azure and you are there with me,
even if I am far from this mortal coil.
My pigments stay fresh as long as you know blue,
as long as you can hear me, read me, see me.
I paint 6X8 cell and we are imprisoned together,
till I tell you of the key I slipped into your shoe.
I love the flow of watercolor,
adore the mushy paste of oil,
but nothing beats the world we paint
and repaint here on this page.
You are reading selections from Sober on the Way to Sane and More Lines From My Life by Sherrie Theriault