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August 1980

Glimpses of Serenity

MY FIRST TIME around in AA, I was delighted with the multisyllabled words that I found in the Preamble and the Steps--words such as fellowship, denomination, controversy, unmanageable, spiritual awakening. I was fogbound but quite sure that I understood them. Big words had been the earmark of my grandiosity. I would never have admitted it, but they were my principal defense against a baffling and unpredictable world.


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