Andros Koresh (The Daylight Dreamer)
What most call liquid courage, I call an emotional amplifier because it dials whatever I’m feeling up until it distorts. That sounds harsh. I know. But as any electric guitarist will tell you, it’s when you push your signal so hard, that the tubes overdrive into distortion that the real fun begins.
It was the Long Island version of Ice Tea that taught me this wisdom after going three glassfuls deep at a friend’s wedding reception. I met a girl that evening who almost caught the bouquet. I made her laugh with a snide comment about the woman who did catch it.
Our chemistry survived the sobering process and the reappearance of clothes into the equation. We were inseparable for the next 33 hours.
“I’ll see you on the other side.” She told me dreamily just before I left her in bed for work. Those were the last words I ever heard her utter.
She was gone when I returned home. She left no way to get in touch with her, but she also left all of my things, so it was a little hard to get too mad at her.
I guess that’s why my needle goes into the red emotionally whenever I have a Long Island Ice Tea or two in me. I’m still trying to get to the other side and find her again.
BEHIND THE STORY INSIGHT:
Andros Koresh is a literary self-portrait of who I was in my 30’s.
I was taking one last stab at realizing the dreams had I had as a teenager while fighting off the notion that every decision I ever made managed to be the wrong one.
The Gospel of Wolves, Episode One (Novel)
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