• Syd: Torchio: Fit to be Loved

    Syd Torchio

    Syd Torchio

    Red Square

    Posted on February 4, 2013 by Syd Torchio

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    ……….These visual narratives are based on a person’s unsuccessful, half-hearted attempts to deal with their addictions.Once upon a time, I rather naively became involved with a person with addiction problems. I found myself agreeing to help her steer clear of the pull and found myself using words to point out some obvious directions: such as, stop hanging out with your party going enabler friends.

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    Syd Torchio

    Syd Torchio

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    Or, maybe attending AA meetings and accepting that your addictions are bigger than you, might be the answer. From her I would receive words of con?rmation.

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    Syd Torchio

    Syd Torchio

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    Her actions were a different matter. So the cycle would begin all over again. This is when I decided that painting her cocaine and alcohol fueled nightmares, might be the best way to serve her as a Lover/Therapist.

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    Syd Torchio

    Syd Torchio

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    The relationship quickly became estranged, and I was released from competing with a bottle. In this series, I decided that since I was the creator I would play the Enabler as opposed to the Gentleman Boy Scout/Therapist. As it would seem that since nothing was going to change, I might as well go to the party.

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    Syd Torchio

    Syd Torchio

    Red Square

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    Copyright 2013


    1 responses to “Syd: Torchio: Fit to be Loved”


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      Benjamin Laden: Thanks for this posting. I love Syd’s work and did not know the meaning of this series. Now I do and am even more impressed with my friend.