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August 2012: The Water Slide

Who knew letting go would cause such a splash?

After I had complained at AA meetings for several months that the action of letting go and letting God was a foreign and incomprehensible prescription for my daily self-imposed sufferings, an AA friend confronted me with the following proposal:

“We’re all tired of hearing you bellyache about letting go and letting God,” she said. “You’ve been here far too long not to grasp this concept. I want you to meet me at the water slide in East Portland at the mall tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. Bring your swim trunks.”

I did what she said. She had many years of sobriety. She... Login to read more
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