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A young AA shows a friend a way of practicing the Third Step

In a small row of chairs facing the rest of the 75 AAs, sat a cheerful young man with a few white paper towels in his hands. Throughout this early morning meeting, he would gently fold, unfold, roll and occasionally wave these towels over his head.

Across from him, sat a woman who would watch him fiddle with these towels, hour after hour, day after day, month after month, year after year. She figured they held some significance for him, though didn’t feel comfortable asking him about them.

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