Sean has been doing Zac's Place for I don't know how many years now. Certainly long enough to know better than to ask a slightly-the-worse-for-wear new-comer who was querying how you can believe in someone you can't see, 'Can you see the wind?'
I'll leave his answer - and the ensuing conversation - to your imagination.
Jerry, our regular drunk, has had his moments of being disruptive but he took offence at someone else 'wearing his crown' and for a few minutes chaos threatened but then new-comer decided to go out for a smoke. Jerry followed ... and Steve went to keep the peace.
There were a few first-timers there last night and one of them knew Jerry of old. He said, 'He was a pain in the arse in school too.'
But you can't help loving him.
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At the end of the evening there was a phone call from Glenn who went back to Australia last summer. I grabbed the phone so I could say hello. Or rather, as I realised afterwards, I shouted hello. I had to: he's a long way away.
I have a tendency to shout into mobile phones anyway as ... well, there isn't a wire.