Wings Of Serenity
Statement: This "skelly" figure has come back from the brink
of death and still bears the scars of addiction. But she has
wings! She wears the Serenity Prayer, and has the
powerhouse of Narcotics Anonymous to uplift her each and every
day. She wants to get the prayer tattooed on her, just like a
beautiful young man she met in rehab.
Our small Episcopal church, in the mountains of Eastern
Kentucky, has opened its doors to Narcotics Anonymous for many
years. The Serenity Prayer, twelve steps, open hearts and
coffee fuel recovery for many addicts. Last year my own family
became a part of this grace in action. My family member is
about to realize six months of sober living. These figures are
my way of giving praise for that milestone and my own healing.
My "skelly" dolls embody the alienation that addicts and their
loved ones often feel.