Saturday, May 12, 2012

Alcohol and mistakes.

MACDUFF 

    What three things does drink especially provoke? 

Porter 

    Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and 
    urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes; 
    it provokes the desire, but it takes 
    away the performance: therefore, much drink 
    may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: 
    it makes him, and it mars him; it sets 
    him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him, 
    and disheartens him; makes him stand to, and 
    not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him 
    in a sleep, and, giving him the lie, leaves him. 

― Macbeth Act 2, Scene 3



Alcohol is a depressant - it depresses the inhibitory centers of the brain. It's initial effect is an apparent stimulant, because our inhibitions are reduced: our tongues loosen, we become more outgoing, and develop what they call liquid courage. It then depresses more areas of the brain and impedes our ability to function properly.

When there's alcohol and deafening music as we dance skin to skin, the atmosphere becomes possibilities and we shall wander and make a thousand mistakes. It's Temptation Island, and we are one stop away from Make Out City.

Trust? What has trust got to do with anything anymore? Trust can't fight alcohol.

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