Aug 15 2011
Dear God/ess, This weekend was a weekend of birth and rebirth, as well as near death and the promise of death. Alcoholism raised its ugly denial diseased persona as it does with almost everyone who lives in the world today. Alcoholism is the new epidemic, a modern day Leprosy, a study in how not to live–or die.
Specifically, our daughter in law has dangerously been teetering on the edge between health and ill-health, and seeing her drink again at great risk to her longevity, has broken the hearts of those near and dear to her.
We have led the horse to water many times, but she simply refuses to drink.
So once again, we ask all of you who read these prayers, to simply pray for the end of the scourge upon so many families, and upon you and me. Alcoholism is the disease of relapse and denial. It is a mystery to me as to why this is so.
From my own experience of alcoholism, as a recovering alcoholic, I have lightened my expectations of what others should or should not do, generally, and specifically, have let go of all alcoholics everywhere. When our friend, John, died of chronic and acute alcoholism in Tomoso’s arms, our family changed. We did not think we would have to continue and experience the Russian Roulette game these people play with their lives. Yet we must and we will with grace and equanimity,
Om Peace Amen