Just a quick note…
My amends to Eileen in Dublin went great. We spent the day together and all was well. There were no real amends that needed to be said, just honest time spent together.
I traveled to Galway today to make amends to the hotelier who saved my life 7 years ago. I was afraid that he would have died or something along those lines. He was home, and although my alcoholic mind said that he should remember me, he didn’t. The world does not revolve around me, it seems. He was surprised and very pleased that someone would come back and fix something like this from such a long time ago. He accepted only the money that he had loaned me, around 15 Euros, and we had a great chat about drinking, alcoholics, et al…He said more than once that “this was one for the record books”. I left feeling a semse of relief and accomplishment. The rest of the money, about 50Euros, I will give to the Vincent de Paul charity here in town.
Ireland has more AA meetings than you can shake a stick at, btw. Loads of sobreity here in my homeland.
It`s good to be home again. But I must leave this place and return to the Fortress Amerika all too soon. See you all there!