Well I don't know if this will make sense either!?
Sometimes life is like falling into a blackberry bush!
Somedays, you have the right clothes on, so you just bounce out the other side without a scratch!
Next day you can fall into the same bush, and because you are wearing different clothes, or the wind is in a different direction, you get caught in the branches, and you get scratched to bits by the thorns. You can still get up and walk away, but next time you walk near that bush you remember not to fall in it!
On a really bad day, you forget that the bush is there, fall into it, realise you aren't wearing any clothes, get scratched getting out of the bush and realise that you have just stepped into an adjacent bush that has more and sharper thorns, the scratches get infected and you feel really bad for a while.
Next time you go past, you are really careful, but notice that there are ripe berries on the bush. You pick them and eat them and they are good.
To me, that's a bit like what recovery is about. Somedays it's good, somedays it's not!
Best wishes ...Rik (hope that doesn't sound too crazy).
*Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
*I was seeking a way of expressing my anger - I found hope!
*There are many battles before the war is won! It can be won!