I want to share the room with you, the people, their voices and stories. But I can’t.
I want to tell you all about the things they said and what I said to them in turn. But I won’t.
I want to reveal epiphanies and all our fears. I want to uncover the secrets and the scars. But I can’t.
I want my inner child to shout out all the feelings that I keep hidden and let him whisper the insecurities that shadow the others in the chairs next to me. But I won’t.
I want you to know that this is real, this group is real and we have real reasons to be here; real victories keep us coming back.
But I can’t tell you anything about anyone in this space, because this space is sacred. Just like the promise I have made that if today I did well, tomorrow I will do better.
My name is Dave and I am a compulsive overeater.
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