Wowwee. Gollygee. Like I said in my first posting dated July 2, "a new field of joys and troubles are upon me." The swift response and invitation to continue from my first posting had spoiled me I am ashamed to admit. I led myself to believe that what I had wrote in my second and third posting would of course urge a response. I am sure I had wrote so much more then my very first posting of an admission that I loved drugs. And it had received two responses in less than a day from such a simple thing!
Let's be honest here. I meant every word I said in all my postings, including this one. That original statement was easy and obvious. I AM a DRUG ADDICT after all. Maybe this forum does not have a lot of recovered drug addicts doing postings. I wonder why?! (Well my later postings did in fact gain a response 2 weeks later. I thank you Mr. Bock. I look forward to your deeper comments when you can come back. Don't be shy. I can take as much dialogue as the next guy.) Maybe I am just being cynical and self-centered and blind and wrong. Maybe I am a bat in a cave. Maybe I am a barking dog. Maybe I have been reduced to nothing more than an x\y mathematical point in some synapse of mine in some dark region of my brain, searching for the truth of it all. Maybe. Maybe things around here move really fast at first, then they kind of trail off, slowing down more and more until they get tired and they then go to sleep somewhere in "Strawberry Fields Forever." (Great song that one.) Maybe everybody is just busy now. Maybe. Maybe the Theory of Relativity seems to be alive and well here.
Well, whatever the case maybe, this forum welcomed me and I intend on honring that welcom as best I can, for as long as I can. So then, this forum now has a "recoverd drug addicted organism" doing some postings. This should be fun. After all, I am an author am I not, Mr. O'Neill? You had said this forum has lots of readers and a few writers. I completely agree with you good sir. Well, since I am apparently one of the few writers, and we are a vast and mighty minority, some further postings seems right and could be highly entertaining, informative and insightful, and maybe even dialogical in nature. Who knows?! Certainly this forum will teach me patience. Perhaps now is a excellant time for the Gestalt Prayer. Amen.
BY the way, has anybody managed to form an answer to the question of 'What is authentic rudeness in Gestalt' yet?
Mr. Bock had mentioned in his last posting that there are many persons engaged in helping drug addicts recover, and that some of these persons do not have the "depth" to communicate much addiction recovery a la the gestalten way.
I quite agree with you, Mr. Bock. I often too am aware that some persons who attempt to help drug addicts...well, let's be frank then...these helping persons labor in their efforts much like they must feel their hearts are encased in coffins of concrete blocks, and that rather large, uncleansed by experience politically correct socks are stuffed in their dialogical mouths, while they ever so carefully are "gestalting" with "authentic" recovering drug addicts. Sometimes fantasy is not enough boys and girls. Sometimes you can only get here from there. Sometimes you stop running into trees because you learn to fly.
Once again I welcome comments. I am a big boy now. My feelings are well used and seasoned. In my line of work, it is a real plus. I am fully aware that this posting as ruffled some feathers. I trust that spontaneity is alive and well in this forum. I trust that more joys and troubles are just around the next posting.
By the way...Hello Afonso. I really enjoy what you post. Especially your May/June writings on aggression. Good response Brian. What you said is clear to me.