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.