THERE CAN BE LOVE AND LAUGHTER
In the quiet of a tranquil cove, a woman decides to return to AA
From February 1974
ON June 8, 1961, while sitting in a boat fishing a picturesque little lake in Illinois, I reached a decision. I had returned to the scenes of my childhood to visit my mother, and for one week I had come daily to this tranquil spot to fish, to pray and meditate, and to reflect back over the years of my life as an active alcoholic.
There had been a brief interlude of dryness, when I was going to AA meetings for a period of three months. But then had come the old call of the wild, and I had bolted, re-joining the pack--the old cronies in their dens.
-- N. G.