"it wasn't such a good year", sage ich. "there were lots of good things, sure, but there was a lot of unecessary drama that created a constant background noise that ruined it all."
"you know what? next week, it's going to be a year since i stopped drinking", sagt er.
"it's funny that you say that, because most of that noise had to do with people drinking too much. either me, or them. it's so exciting for a while, the intensity of it, everthing seems so much more important. but eventually, it's just lame, the drama and the amnesia and the despair. "
"that's exactly why i quit drinking, actually. and then the noise stopped."