My favorite way to spend the day is…
Hands down the best way I’d like to spend my day starts off me alone in my studio drinking martinis. Us martini drinkers are very particular about our cocktails. For me, you’d have to combine 4 Oz Belvedere Vodka and .25 Oz Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth over ice until very cold in a shaker, Shake like your having a nervous breakdown and then Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon peel. I’d be smoking a HR Blue Label, Nicaraguan cigar and staring at the canvas I set out before me. I’d have my music on extremely high. Depending on my mood and the direction the martini is taking me, I could be listening to Miles Davis, Prince, Pj Harvey, Yoko Ono or Amy Winehouse. The painting would materialize effortlessly and to celebrate its completion I’d invite my artist’s friends over for more cocktails and discuss the piece and succumb to the general artistic revelry that I’ve always been blessed to be a part of. The problem with this perfect day and how I spend it/spent it… I’m an alcoholic.
Many know me as Pop Icon, local New England legend; but my name is Marc C. and I’m an alcoholic. I have to stop hiding behind the masks I wear. I need to let go. I need to do so because I have a major problem and though I’ve been in and out of A.A. and already completed my steps. I relapsed. I relapsed so hard. I’m beginning to seek out help not just from A.A. but all recovery processes. I’m horribly Alpha for a bottom, but it’s been hard admitting my powerlessness.
My favorite way to spend the day now is not putting out the fires caused by a drunken spree. It would be spending another day out of a body bag.