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Background:

Woman suffering from unintended benzodiazepine addiction after being prescribed a bucket-full for insomnia related to pregnancy. Two years. Loss of nearly twenty pounds. Lethargy. Deep bouts of nihilism. Attempts for 6 months to get off deadly benzos. Finally, woman finds an expert. Expert offers hope. Withdrawal seems achievable without going into William Burroughs territory. Things are looking up. She feels strong, fierce, for the first time in years.

Scene: 7am in the morning. Both children up. Woman puts on Elizabeth Mitchell‘s “So Glad I’m Here,” a stunningly beautiful, simple balad. Woman holds her two-year old daughter to her chest and dances, tears streaming down her face. Heart to heart, tears streaming. Love brought her here. Love brought me here. Hope rises like the sun.