Ignite the Spirit
August 2021 | Seniors in AA

Ignite the Spirit

Through the freedom of the Steps, she’s no longer a prisoner of her mind or the booze that took her away

I was about 13 when Dad gave me a half pint of brandy. I had an old fliptop desk in my room with a little door in its center. When I was unhappy with people or with life not going my way, I’d enter my room, lower the desktop, open the little door, grab my bottle and take a swig. Already, I was hoarding it, hiding it from myself and drinking at everyone.


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