I came home from the 6:30 a.m. meeting and called work - told them I have no appointments or meetings today, and I am going to take the day to go back to bed and try to get feeling better. I haven't felt well all week (or maybe longer.)
This morning our speaker was a fellow who sobered up over 30 years ago in Chicago... at the VA hospital, with cirrhosis. They did not expect him to live, he came to AA originally to warn us all about what alcohol can do! (Talk about singing to the choir!) Somehow, he stuck around to listen, and got sober, and stayed sober, and now has a beautiful life. He is one of those extremely intelligent drunks, had been a college professor who ended up on skid row.
So, can someone tell me WHY I care about Paris Hilton getting out of jail yesterday? I don't know or even care if she is an alcoholic. As far as I am concerned, I see no reason why anyone cares at all about her, why on earth is she a story? She is rich. That is it. I don't think she is particularly pretty, I know she isn't talented, she has NO charm, she is certainly not a philanthropist or even an intellectual. And furthermore, I don't even think she got off lightly... I think her 3 days in jail (counted as 5) was probably actually a heavy-duty sentence for what she was charged with.
Maybe it is because I don't feel well that I am so grumpy about this. But at this very moment, there are people starving, there are children being beaten to death by the people who should be caring for them, there are young, intelligent, worthwhile men and women dying from alcoholism without knowing there is a solution, there are brave men and women in uniform losing their lives on foreign soil, there are so many tragedies and injustices every single day in the world... and we are all worried about some snotty little rich girl getting cupcakes delivered to her mansion? I wish she could just stay in jail for a while, if only so I wouldn't have to hear about her.
hmmmm. grumpy? me?
I am going back to bed.
"Day by day, we try to move a little toward God's perfection. So we need not be consumed by maudlin guilt for failure to achieve His likeness and image by Thursday next. Progress is our aim, and His perfection is the beacon, light-years away, that draws us on." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 15