Sunday, August 22, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Painful Insight into the Loneliness of the Redsock Fan

Lowell Sun (Massachusetts)

August 16, 2010 Monday

Dear Editor,

Kudos to J. Psomos of Pelham, N.H., for writing "Addiction leads to sad ending" in an Aug. 9 letter. The piece was truly an act of love.

Someone once said, "When I was actively using (drugs), I could be in the bleachers at Fenway Park in Boston on a sunny Friday afternoon, when the Red Sox were playing the N.Y. Yankees to a sellout crowd and still feel all alone!" That's sad but true. Alcohol and substance abuse deal people nothing less than despair, helplessness and deep loneliness. In fact, addiction is a dreaded, long misunderstood malady.

Fortunately for some, prayer is the only "calling-card of morning" we can offer to these children of God. St. Jude is the patron saint for the lonely and hopeless. And he can be relied upon to for divine intercession. May the fallen souls of these two slain women rest in eternal peace.



Scotch Alph said...

I beg to differ.

For me, alcohol and substance abuse are palliatives to a stressful life.

Just thinking about Kevin Youklis, or Dusty Pedroia or Papi what's his face give me agita, and drive me to the comfort of booze.

I can only watch the Red sox when inebriated, and the only thing I pray for are 9 run innings by the Yanks.

Get real, alcohol and substance abuse are being mislabeled, misrepresented and slandered.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

When was the last time the Yankees play a Friday AFTERNOON game at the fenway swamp? This guy must be 95 years old.