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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

surrounded



Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real...Jules Verne


today is the first annual "surrounded by recovery" event in denver. it is the brainchild of a friend named mark wonder. mark and i have travelled in similar circles completely separate from each other until sobriety. our paths have crossed and i must say, i'm richer for it.

his energy is unfathomable. his outreach is tireless. his ability to get things done is mind boggling. but there is a whole team of huge-hearted individuals behind this effort. i will there in body, mind, and spirit. i think working for change makes more sense than wishing for it.

sbr is designed as a public awareness event and to bring the idea to the legislature that recovery works and that long term recovery is a reality as well as an asset. to highlight that recovery might be a good thing to put tax dollars towards instead of a futile war against drugs or anything else. recovery is real. insurance companies would be doing our nation a favor to participate more. recovery inclusive language in our letters and deeds would benefit us all.

so starting today, there will be a gathering at the capital of the state of colorado, of persons in recovery or in support of recovery, holding hands and encircling the gold-domed building with the intention of letting the lawmakers inside know that recovery is a change that happens. and it changes more than just one life. that one changed life changes other lives. it is a chain reaction. a domino effect. and we believe it's worth taking notice.

And now it’s all around me
It’s all around me
I’m surrounded
Now it’s all around me
It’s all around me
You surround me like a circle
rest of lyrics here



2 comments:

Java said...

This is great. I support the idea, too.

anythingbutsad said...

Sounds like quite a celebration! Enjoy every second of it!

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