Rehab and Then Some

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Last night as we ended the meeting, I was looking around the room at all these people in recovery and was awestruck. The man on my right is a convicted felon. The man on my left is listed on the national gang registry as a violent criminal. Across the table is a woman who recently got her children back from social services. Alot of people stumble into recovery because of legal problems. Other people like me come in because they lose themselves in some dark hole that they can't crawl out of. And then we reinvent our lives into something wonderful. It gives new meaning to the word rehabilitation.

6 comments:

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Reinvention. Right on, Kate!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Will you write a book? Or pen the next HBO show? Because seriously, you have some amazing experiences under your belt - and the great thing is you've lived to tell about them!

Summer said...

People are so different, yet so much alike.

GreenCanary said...

I love broken people... They have such amazing insight. I'd rather have a handful of broken friends than a bucketful of perfect people. (Unless the broken people inflict their brokenness on others and take no responsibility for their actions, in which case they become GIANT ASSHOLES. You know? You know.)

You're a ragamuffin, my beloved friend, and that makes you beautiful.

f.B said...

I like that: reinvention. Different reasons, different pasts, but pretty similar goals.

buffalodick said...

Whether you believe Jesus is the Messiah or not, he is credited with saying something pretty cool...; "Judge not, lest ye be judged" A poetic, beautiful way of saying- There is shit on your shoes, too- Let it go, and forgive.