Category Archives: WITHDRAWALS

“It was not long before I discovered that withdrawing addicts lost their composure in exactly the same manner that careless millionaires lose their money: gradually, then suddenly. Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

“Instead of being a gift that separates us from the animals, free will has become my gaoler. Junkies are the ultimate outsider, not only are we outside of society: we are outside of nature. I spit, turn, and wander towards the beach. Heroin gave me wings but took away the sky.”
― Drew Gates, The Crooked Beat

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That familiar feeling starts sinking in
The crawling, the burning under your skin,
Your stomach churns, your skin is tight
Tis now the time for fight or flight.
Your mind plays tricks, it knows this game well
Its the price you pay during opiate hell.

Do I fight? Do I flee?
The guy on the corner will be glad to see me.
Its much to easy to go down that road
the one that shimmers and seems glittered with gold.
But today I fight, its this or my life
Too much, Too long have I hidden my vice.
Today I say No! and pray for strength,
This will take time, whatever the length.

Confessions of an Opiate Fiend

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Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.

Thomas De Quincey
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“Junk turns the user into a plant. Plants do not feel pain since pain has no function in a stationary organism. Junk is a pain killer. A plant has no libido in the human or animal sense. Junk replaces the sex drive. Seeding is the sex of the plant and the function of opium is to delay seeding.
Perhaps the intense discomfort of withdrawal is the transition from plant back to animal, from a painless, sexless, timeless state back to sex and pain and time, from death back to life.”

― William S. Burroughs, Junky

Disease in the nerves, death in the veins.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"


my heroine

The dragon drags me to hell and holds me there
And yet protects me from the blaze of the fire
I’m safe as long as the H runs through me
I can’t feel the flames yet they burn me

foto – bush in raleigh 2010

Bay : The blind eat many a fly.

Leicestershire words, phrases, and proverbs


FROM The Ancestor’s Wisdom – Proverbs

To cook sweet potato at the end of the chimney.

To cook sweet potato at the end of the chimney indicates a man’s immature behaviour, just like sweet potato that turns out half raw when cooked at the end of the chimney.

There is another way to explain this proverb. Many of our ancestors suffered from smoking opium. When someone was going through the intolerable mental and physical disturbances when being forced to quit opium, people had to ask him to climb to the roof cooking sweet potato and to pretend to smoke opium.

foto – food stall at the dragon boat races grafton jacaranda week 09.