I want to incorporate her story into my story, to relate an addiction to alcohol to our addiction to cars. I have not been writing much. My friend has written some. Her blog is http://canthurry.blogspot.com/. It is quite good.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Last year, my friend and neighbor got a DUI. She was drinking and driving. In April of 2010 her license to drive was revoked for a year. I have had her car in my driveway since then. I have driven her car a fair amount and have felt a lot of guilt about that driving. I justify and I rationalize that I drive her car by noting that since she is not driving, that lessens my impact, that it is really her impact, she would be driving if she could. That might not make a lot of sense, but some rationalizations don't make a lot of sense.