Who Is Missing?

The pandemic has ended at long last.
The Rooms of Recovery ca happen again
within the walls of a physical room!
Once again we can hold hands
as we say, “I put and my hands in yours
and together we can do
what we could never do alone.
No longer is there a sense of hopelessness,
no longer must we each depend
upon our own unsteady willpower.
We are all together now,
reaching out our hands
for power and strength greater than ours,
and as we join hands,
we find love and understanding
beyond our wildest dreams!”*
Finally we can hold hands again!
At last we sit around a table and
hug and hold hands and receive chips
for notable accomplishments!
Everything is…or should be…
live again, not images on a screen.
But why does it feel wrong?
Because friends we met from around the world
no longer can casually join us…
until we manage to make it all complete,
a physical group with new friends zooming in!

* From I Put My Hand in Yours ©1968…1995 Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.