Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A Nice Turn of Phrase Department

I was reading an interview the other day with one of the great pipers of the 20th century in an old Piper and Drummer Magazine. He'd had trouble with alcohol and at the time of the interview had been sober for 16 years. Either he was asked about his troubles or he brought them up himself, I don't remember. In any event, in the process of giving full marks to AA, he had the following sharp comment about 'help' received before hitting bottom and AA: "If it's free, it's advice. If they charge for it, it's counselling. If it works, it's a bloody miracle."