You walk into a party and there it is — you start to tighten up.
You force the smiles, push out the pleasantries, and hope no one notices that you’re closed up.
Perhaps three or four drinks in, you start to feel comfortable. You may even have a genuine moment with someone in which you forget about yourself. You forget that you are an individual. You are just in the moment. You are present.
Alcohol is the great opener.
Everyone gets tight. Everyone closes. Alcohol loosens. This is the great draw of alcohol.
When you are open, you can do anything.
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