Friday, 6 November 2015

Which fellowship?

‘Do I belong in AA or Al-Anon?’ is a vexed question that troubles many people. With the use of this simple diagnostic tool (courtesy of Stephen Sondheim), a solution is at hand.

Ask yourself, which of these two do I identify with?

(a)

The sun comes up
I think about you
The coffee cup
I think about you
The morning ends
I think about you
I talk to friends
I think about you
And do they know
It's like I'm losing my mind
All afternoon doing every little chore 
The thought of you stays bright
Sometimes I stand in the middle of the floor
Not going left 
Not going right
I dim the lights
And think about you
Spend sleepless nights 
To think about you

(b)

The sun comes up
I think about me
The coffee cup
I think about me
The morning ends
I think about me
I talk to friends
I think about me
And do they know
It's like I'm losing my mind
All afternoon doing every little chore 
The thought of me stays bright
Sometimes I stand in the middle of the floor
Not going left 
Not going right
I dim the lights
And think about me
Spend sleepless nights 
To think about me

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If you identify with (a), go to Al-Anon. If you identify with (b), go to AA. If you identify with both, go to both.