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February 2, 2007
Remember when you were a kid and you’d do something stupid like taste mud or eat the leaves off a plant and savor the bitter flavor? Remember how a few hours later you’d be spewing your guts out along side the house. Or you’d step just inside the entry and feel that sinking stomach and would clench as you ran/hobbled to the bathroom? It had been thirty years since he’d puked from something other than intoxication. For ten years he had a habit of drinking until he didn’t know where he was. Those nights included several evacuations of the stomach.