A member of the public provided a short clip to the social media stratosphere yesterday of Nicolas Cage, drunk as a skunk, getting a marriage license in Las Vegas. Apparently to marry someone he had met weeks ago – probably at a bar. And they were already having bust-ups: in the clip he was drunkenly screaming ‘She is going to take all my money’ as they were standing in line to get the paperwork sorted.
It was a train wreck unfolding for all to see… and yet Nic went ahead and got married that night. And now, along with a (I’m guessing) massive hangover, he is scrambling to undo it all. And everything, I mean all of it, is unfolding in the gossip outlets.
Gratitude can be found in the oddest of moments or situations.
I’m grateful that I am not of interest to TMZ, National Enquirer, Twitter – you name it. I lived out all my drink-related, addiction problems in private. I am SO grateful for that.
It strikes me how strong addiction is; famous, wealthy people such as Nic Cage, who has all the resources in the world at their fingertips, and yet can not get out from under addictions. Though they have the resources, they do not appear to seek 24/7 help to get sober. And they don’t seem to have friends who make sure they don’t get into public situations such as this one. Addiction is that powerful!
I feel sorry for him. And bow my head in anonymous non-famous gratitude for DAY 454 of my sobriety.