This is a story I performed on November 16, 2015 at (un)Spoken, in Austin, Texas. The theme was "Take Care."

Addiction – it’s a heavy word, addiction.  How do you feel when you hear that word? Addiction. Does it conjure up the notion of lack of care? Of weakness? It seems to have a twinge of finality to it, like the curtain call of a grand ballet.

But what if we saw addiction as just choreographic adjustments to be made in the dress rehearsal of our lives?