I watched my father do himself in with booze. So anytime I hear about someone choosing to give it up to feel the full range of emotions, I stand and cheer wholeheartedly.

I’m thinking you’re brave and daring on a daily basis. And my guess is you’ve been doing it unknowingly and successfully for a very long time. Why stop now?

[thunderous applause!!]

Congratulations this decision! Enjoy all the feels.

Artist, author, accidental activist, & editorial dir of Our Human Family (http://www.ohfweekly.org and http://medium.com/our-human-family). Twitter: @clayrivers

Artist, author, accidental activist, & editorial dir of Our Human Family (http://www.ohfweekly.org and http://medium.com/our-human-family). Twitter: @clayrivers