From the August 2019 magazine.

Face police

Although his inner joy may not always show, he’s found the freedom to accept who he is

I was sitting peacefully, waiting for the evening AA meeting to begin. It had been a good day. I had spent several hours at the Intergroup quarterly delegates’ meeting, then taken advantage of the beautiful late-summer weather to sit in the park and do some writing. Afterward, I visited a museum before heading for the meeting. An AA member I only vaguely recognized approached and asked if I was happy, joyous and free. 

“Why do you ask?” I replied. “Because you look like you’re on your way to a funeral.” He then walked off to engage with someone else.

-- David S.

New York, New York

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