May 3, 2013
Stepping into the first footprint that led from the dismal swamp of alcoholism toward the sunlight of sobriety would not take me far enough.
Would I muddle along on some little trail of my own in the weeds,
vaguely paralleling the clearly marked AA trail?
Or would I choose to follow in the exact footsteps of the AA’s who had preceded?
The choice was up to me. I could do either, but I had to cover the whole trail if I wanted to get where the others were.
Since I had already taken Step One, I could decide to stop right there.
I could just dry up, period.
I could survive like a raisin the rest of my life.
– The Best of the Grapevine [Vol.. 2], p. 136
Thought to Ponder . . .
Many of our fears are tissue paper thin,
and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
AA-related ‘Alconym’ . . .
A A = Always Alive