There is no more aloneness, with that awful ache, so deep in the heart of every alcoholic that nothing, before, could ever reach it. That ache is gone and never need return again.
Now there is a sense of belonging, of being wanted and needed and loved. In return for a bottle and a hangover, we have been given the Keys of the Kingdom. ~ A.A. World Services Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition. A.A. World Services, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
Loneliness clutched most (all?)
of us in a chokehold until we found
the rooms of Recovery…that awful ache,
so deep in the heart of each of us
that nothing, before, could ever reach it.
But in these rooms are friends
whether we have met or not.
Here are kindred spirits who tell our stories
because they have lived them.
Here we are finally, fully home!