Perfectly lovely day in So Cal. The blue sea, the warm breeze, the humming birds in the Bougainvillea outside my window. What more could a man want?
With all obsessions now safely stowed, with all unsavoury thoughts banished, with the metaphorical razor wire restored for my own safety, with God back in charge…I could just sit quietly and enjoy the day.
Started out with breakfast and therapy. After so many months of anger it was as if when the storm passes I hadn’t experienced anything negative during the past year at all! I am making huge progress with my mad head.
We discussed steps 8 and 9 of the 12 step programme which are all about making amends. Admitting when we were wrong. Making a list of all we had harmed.
I love those steps.
Moreover I knew that I was a billion times better because I didn’t fixate on yesterday’s ‘comment’ – I just let it go..now, like it or not, that’s PROGRESS! I didn’t spend the day wondering who it might have been and how I might defend myself. I just didn’t care. Let’s put it this way: I have finally flushed that toilet.
After breakfast I met Jennie in Venice. I am so proud of her, she has her book deal and is writing avidly. We sat in the sun drinking coffee and eating delicious French pastries.
I remember when I first got sober how much pleasure it gave me to feel the sun on my face. Simple pleasures.
I drove home and filled the plunge pool.
Agent meetings to organize after lunch. We are trying to find the right writer for our film. Not an easy task. We discussed some structural problems in the treatment (synopsis) and the potential remedies.
Dinner with the God Children: Lamb chops, quinoa tossed with nuts and slivers of fennel and snap peas. An odd combination but perfectly delicious.
I have to see the doctor on Wednesday as I am experiencing some discomfort down below…sure it’s nothing to worry about.