I keep getting and seeing reports from people that AA meetings are still going on. Either they are still meeting in their usual locations, or they are being held secretly at people’s houses or at parks or outdoor areas. The issue with this is that right now this is illegal in most states, and even in ones that it’s not, I doubt that they are observing social distancing very well.
It really pisses me off that this is going on. I mean, there are plenty of online and phone meetings that people can go to right now. This is only a temporary situation, even if it lasts for a few months. It’s sad that people are so dependent on in-person meetings that they can’t find an alternative even for a short amount of time.
And it’s sending a bad message about AA to everyone who’s not in it (and to people who are in it as well). It really is. I can guess, too, that some young people, or just people in AA in general, might even think that they are cool or sly by going to these private meetings, but you’re not. You’re just contributing to the demise of our society, which is no different than what a lot of you did while you were drinking. So seriously, stop it! I could barely sleep last night because I was so angry when I heard about all this happening, and other people are angry about it to. You guys are not setting a good example here to anyone.
I’ve seen a lot of Facebook posts recently, too, where everyone thinks that once this pandemic is over, that it will be all rainbows and fuzzies. That we’re going to come together as a human race. When I look ahead, I don’t see that. I see things like civil unrest, protests, marches, and people trying to create change in a lot of ways. But it’s not going to be easy, and it’s not going to be all rainbows either.
A couple of years ago I thought that we might be heading towards a global pandemic. Of course, everyone thought I was crazy, and I ended up hospitalized and diagnosed as psychotic. Now I’m beginning to think that I may have some gifts as a psychic. We’ll just have to see!