Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stepping Stones...

I spent the day yesterday walking around Stepping Stones in Bedford Hills, NY.  Walking around under blue skies with 75 other AA and Alanon folk and looking into another life and time - in Bill & Lois's life, our fellowship, and all of it.

It was serendipitous that William Borchert, author of When Love is not Enough, happened to be there at the same time.  Turns out, he was a neighbor of Lois in her later years and collaborated on this project with her for some time.

As wonderful as this time was (and it truly was), the thing I got clear from all of the evidence of their lives (and there is much there), Bill and Lois were fallible human beings thrust into lives that were way beyond anything they could have imagined.

...like many (all?) of us...

7 comments:

Syd said...

Fallible indeed. His book is excellent and points out the insanity of alcoholism and how it affects all associated with it.

Mary Christine said...

I just watched that movie. I have found my visits to those places unexpectedly moving. Not that I have been to Stepping Stones, because I haven't.

And welcome back.

chitowngreg said...

Wow, what neat timing to have been there right after the movie aired. We all have our saints in the world, and Lois was certainly one for Bill.

Scott said...

I'll bet that was an interesting experience indeed!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Indeed they were human which is what gives me the greatest hope.

Thank you for the post and reminder.

Patty said...

Glad to see you back. Thanks for the link to "Stepping Stones." I very surprised to discover how close it was to where I grew up in NY.

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