It is now almost 4 am and I cannot sleep...aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!! Tonight bothered me more than I thought. In the moment of sitting with my drunk friend, I was able to find peace by praying every few minutes. I was able to find words to say to her. I was able to stay calm. I felt like I the right thought or action was given to me in the moment. When she left I felt grateful for my life, how it is today and hopeful for her.
Now however, I can't get the thought of her breathe out of my mind. I actually feel like I can still smell it, taste it in my mouth. The stench like having taken a bath in alcohol, cigarettes and vomit, it oozing from every pore. Funny how a smell can trigger a memory. It reminds me of all those morning I woke up so hung over I did not feel alive and didn't want to be. It is bringing back all those mornings of incomprehensible demoralization...what in the hell did I do last night, who did hurt, steal from, lie to, sleep with? I am not feeling right at all right now. My stomach is doing flip flops and my head won't stop spinning.