two spiritual communities - 12-Step Recovery and New Thought.
It was my very first ever AA meeting and a woman glommed on to me, pegging me as the newest of the newcomers – bewildered, numb, yet simultaneously in pain. She made sure I knew I was in the right place. Once observed, gone was my option to bolt in a moment of anxiety or slink out in a moment of shame. I would be too self-conscious to make a move toward the door.