The Lost Week

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.  ~  Seneca

There’s a 1945 film noir called The Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland, which explores the really bad side of drinking far too much.  The lead character literally loses an entire weekend ~ and then tries to kill himself over the things he learns when all the misery and pain start to come back to him.

Alcohol and suicide go together like ham and eggs.

As it goes, any booze at all counts as drinking far too much for me.  I have no tolerance for alcohol whatsoever.  Most people can take a couple of drinks in safety; nothing really bad happens to them.  These days I can’t even smell strong drink without something bad happening to me.

Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.  ~  Jay Bylsma.

I took a couple of drinks on April 13th, and didn’t really come around again until April 19th ~ that’s very bad.  I lost a whole week out of my life, and for what?  I don’t even enjoy the best wines anymore

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

9 responses

  1. What happened in my 20’s stays in my 20’s….those days are long behind me. Though I do still enjoy a cocktail at times, it’s nothing like it used to be.

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    1. It’s impolite to bring up the past. ❤
      These days even one drink is too much for me. 😉

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  2. That’s such a shame. I however am learning the extent that sulphites affect me even in red wine vinegar.

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    1. We should all stay away from stuff that doesn’t agree with us ❤

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  3. I can’t tolerate alcohol either because of my migraines. I never know when one drink will make me beastly sick for 24 hours or more. So, I gave it all up. Take care. 💖

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    1. I did the beastly sick thing last week.
      Thank you for your kind words 💖

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  4. Stay well JC7. Take care💕

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    1. That’s the plan 💞

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