Sunday Sundries … The Long Goodbye Begins


There seems to be a pattern in my life. And I am noticing this more and more, as the days go past. “People come and go so quickly here!”

This is my pride and joy. We took this picture this afternoon, after a trip to the park. One way to remember special moments are on film, or in today’s words, digital.

I spent the better part of the afternoon, with Baby Mama and LuLu. I wanted to take her to the park, because it was a stellar day to be outside. The park, was not all that hospitable, there was snow still on the ground and puddles of water under all the climbing structures, and the swings were missing from their racks. UGH !!

So it was an abbreviated visit. So after a while trying to navigate snow and puddles we went back home, and spent time together there. This was my favorite photo for today.

Last night, we celebrated one of my ladies First Year anniversary with cakes and chips. This morning she got on a plane heading to the Back country of B.C, for her tree planting season which lasts until August.

I texted her just before the meeting tonight and she arrived safely, in one piece, with all her luggage and tree planting gear, tonight, she was headed Up Coast, for her first port of call.

Several of my “people” are in the process of going somewhere else. It has been my privilege to have them for each part of their journeys. People, coming and going.

Last night we talked about staying clean and sober through transitions. My last transition, coming to Montreal, was my last. I have been here longer, clean and sober, than anywhere else I have been in my entire life. That includes my childhood, because I started drinking in my teens.

We have not really thought about going someplace else. We’ve just recently hit that point where everything is working in our favor, for the first time in our marriage. Unless good money was attached to a move, we would not leave the city.

But maybe there is a Yet to be had.

Tonight, we re-tread an old topic that I have been talking about for a couple of weeks:

How It Works …

Rarely have we seen a person fail, who has thoroughly followed our path.

We read this passage tonight. I began the read, quietly, and methodically, and as the read continued through the room, it went from thoughtful to machine gun fire …

It was tonight that I realized that this passage, is a reverent, introduction to what the work will be, how it works, in what order and who we are. This, as it was said by one of my friends, is a great CV for an alcoholic.

When I was pondering this reading tonight, the one word that came up was Reverence.

I got back around to:

  • Absolutely
  • Completely
  • Thoroughly
  • Honestly

If you have decided you want what we have, and are willing to go to any length to get it, THEN you are ready to take certain steps.

For a select few people, who have been set on fire, for the book and the work, we get these ideas. That did not come overnight. It took years for me. And years for many as well.

We are all working towards some goals with each other. Some folks are not in good places, life has been throwing some left field hardships, and we are doing what we can for each other.

The good thing is, everybody, it seems has just enough hope to hang on, until hardship passes.

It was a good day.

But sadness is coming.

We are making the most of our remaining days together.




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