Hurray- I've hit the Teens! It might seem a might small number to people who've been working at this for a while, but it astonishes and amazes me. I guess I thought I was just constitutionally unable to go nearly two weeks without any wine- I don't know if I thought the universe would vaporize me, or if I'd self-implode, but going this long without wine certainly seemed very improbable.
What's different now? It's funny- almost like I am slowing down and actually paying attention to the details of the world around me- nature, people, food, etc. I think for very long I whizzed through everything else on my way to the evening's first glass of wine. Only after that was inside me did I start to feel 'normal'. The experiences I am learning to savor are more subtle, less intense- but there to be appreciated when I slow down and pay attention.
What a revelation!