Drinking Alcohol taught me how to fly
Then it took away the sky....

Friday, July 20, 2012


Oh dontcha worry, worry me.
dontcha hurry, hurry me.
Who cares what time it is
when thee climate is
warm as the tropical seeeea..?

--1958 Movie "Windjammer"

Photo by Steve E

The truth was certain as morning light.
Girl was sharing her first days in sobriety.
So many worries,
so many hurries,
she thought never bright to ever see.

Just been fired
oh! so tired
deeply mired in
low self-esteem....

Sponsor-Peep said, "Simmer down, Babe.
You needn't worry no more.
Give all your worrying over to
me, your sponsor, Lenore.
Stay sober Girl. Stop that head-whirl."

Following is a quote (no 'poeticizing'),
as in "She then told us..."
"So I went home, and my drunk boyfriend
asked me wasn't I worried with no job?
I told him, 'NO! Lenore is worrying about that!'"


It is sometimes this way with God and me.
Asking Him to take my problems for a day, or even
a few hours. I try to reverently, lovingly say aloud
His Sweet Holy Name over and over.

At once!--true, Peeps--I am gifted with semblances
of serenity, peace, then joy! When my body and mind
are settled, I take back my **issues** (hate that word!)
and in a different light they seem. 
Telling you this happens is easy. 
Challenge is for you to try it also. 
May not work for everyone. 
But isn't it better than wallowing in the mire?

Friday July 20, 2012


  1. it is pretty cool to be able to let someone else do taht worrying for you...and i do find it symbolic as well of our relationship with god...

    1. There's an old football joke, about "Pass the ball to Leroy!" Another voice shoutws, "LEE-ROY don't WANT the ball!!!"

      I'm glad God will 'take the ball' when I cannot...

  2. and yes it is better than wallowing...

    1. Wallowing rhymes with "Swallowing"...is there a connection there--grin!

  3. Let go of that head whirl Oh I would have loved to! It took time to learn how to empty out- HP took time too. Thanks.

    1. Funny--HP always was/is there...it was ME who "took time".
      Woe is me--grin!
      HAPPY and JOY to you, Izzy

  4. That means I have God in different identities in different times.

    My God can be all the photographical critters in the Sundays.

    1. Rainfield61...HA! God is God, how ever YOU or I understand It. (Depends on what the meaning of "is" is--grin!

      I and you change from time to time--or second-to-second--in behavior, mood. Sometimes we are here, there, everywhere! I believe it's like that also with God. He's just "everywhere" all the time. Wherever life is, or is not, God is.

      Well, about those critters--they are NOT God--right? But God is in there somewhere...have trouble with that concept when a Black Widow and I are staring face-to-face--grinning!!!

      The above is MY OPINION--So discard it IMMEDIATELY! LOL.

  5. Hey ! I think the collaborative idea is great- because I get to a certain point with this piece and shut it down because it is no longer what I hoped! So if you are willing- we will try it later on! Thanks.

    1. So long as it doesn't have to be a dissertation-length. OK by me. HEY, who am *I* to be putting out rules here? A story goes where it goes, and according to Brian (big "55-word" guy) it is over when it is over.

      Here i am just reading and learning. How to live and love properly, and maybe a little "write".....thanks for positive response

    2. No dissertations- just a couple others -so there are 4- a good healthy number, eh ?

    3. By 'dissertations' I meant--wondering--did you have a book in mind? And I didn't want to get tied up all through the next Year--grin. Had nothing to do with "how many Peeps" involved. But I think YOU have the right number, girl...about FOUR! GREAT!

      I'll start thinking about it after this (ugh!) weekend. (Actually, I LOVE this weekend, love to be busy!!!)
      PEACE, "Girl-of-Action"......

  6. :) Beautiful experience! It's wonderful to see it and feel it working when we try the practice and discipline of asking God of seeking God and of thanking God for already taking it in His hands :)

    1. Yup Jessie! SO good it is! And I have to keep aware that God is doing for me what I can not--but where is THAT LINE between--grin!!!!!

  7. Hopefully that girl will make, it will be hard with a drunk boyfriend. We must trust in God, also we have to try to help ourselves.

    1. Plain Observer, thanks for your comment on 4th Dimension re girl who said "my sponsor is worrying about that for me."

      I commented on your blog post a little more about that, OK? You are SO RIGHT, though. Thanks.

  8. I like that picture, looks like the type of place I'd also choose for solitude. Peaceful and joyful.

    Nice post, Steve. It contains many aspects of life to think about.

    Blessings, my friends.


  9. Yes, it is better. And I've always liked the challenge of living life 'in the raw', as I always say - no anaesthetising - true reality TV, eh? :) We're so very brave, Steve. Just remember that when you're down. I do too.

    The drawback, of course, is that I have lived my life as an empath - since I was little it was as if I could see through walls. But of course I couldn't. I just felt and felt and felt - arrgh. Too much feeling, and that was when the anaesthesia was a relief. Of course we creatives could use this sensitivity to our advantage when it didn't overwhelm us and become our curse. I've always felt bad for people in the arts who overdose and the like, and we only read about them in the news afterwards. Some people have no pity, as they've had to many very privileged lives. Again, I think it's this sensitivity that has made them what they were with their talents - good/bad - positive/negative = the whole coin, the whole package.

    I don't talk about religion and never thought myself religious, but honestly I know God exists. My picture of God is no doubt out of whack. But I couldn't have made it otherwise. When I'm in a state where even tying shoelaces seems painful God is there. And I think on some of the lovely and musical Psalms - the songs of David - so precious to me. Cheers

  10. Once this spring when I was totally exhausted and poured my hear out on a blog, your dry comforting words hit me like a rock. "God is still in charge, eh?"
    I know he is, and those word have become like a mantra to me.
    "God is still in charge.".
    Day by day, hour by hour, step by step.
    Thank you for those words, Steve E.

  11. what a beautiful place to meditate, pray and be at peace.

    i truly appreciate your words in this post and do apologize i have not been by... i have put you in my WP reader so i can keep up with you better. google reader is blocking me half the time now.. hmm..

    no worries, this is encouraging and i needed that tonight. perhaps that is why i ventured by. much peace to you xoxoxo

    1. Glad day it is when you drop by, Linda...me too, I'm BAD at getting everywhere these days. But soon.....

  12. I fear I'm at a moment in my life where I'm taking back my troubles with the wrong frame of mind. I need to go and find a quiet place to trust them to the Lord AGAIN with the right attitude. Thank you for your post.

    1. Yes...how do we say it? I go to a quiet place in my mind and say to myself, "There is a God, and it is not me!"

      Or something like that.

      PEACE, N.

  13. Pic is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
    I always say why do I saddle with life when Allah is with me :D

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