Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What If Every Person in the World Was Sober at the Same Time

Just think of all the art that would be created. There would be a dozen Steve Jobs (not my first wish) at work. The Occupy ______ movement would be at critical mass. The parishioners at every house of worship would be lovingly convincing their hierarchy to celebrate light and justice among all people.

Mothers and Fathers would live with their children. Most people would show up at their jobs most days. Good food would be shared around the table and thanks would be given. Little by slowly, repairs would be made and cars would run again.

And little by slowly hearts would mend and hurt would ease. A new confidence would take each one of us out of the valley of doubt and self pity. Gentle help from our fellow travelers would help us navigate between the hills of self absorption and pride.

One day at a time, one person at a time, we will get there.

You keep the faith and so will I.


  1. consider the faith kept over here in Ohio :-)

    Thanks for coming by yesterday, good to "see" you again!

  2. It only takes one to start a religion, a movement, and you may be that one...you might think that it takes a "Village". They may help!

    OMG I just thought of the Peeps out of work, at Seagrams, national Distillery, Budweiser, etc., etc. (Here we go again!)


  3. A lovely vision -- and I do think those of us sober make a little difference as we heal