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Day 648

Time to get into psychedelics? A friend offers....

I have some offbeat friends that I know from hanging around. BigGuy is one of them. He's a big, dark guy from Barbados, is married to the straightest woman I know, yet he's always up to some kind of mischief. He's the guy who can always bring me comfort, because he's damned funny and usually tells it like it is.

BigGuy sees me at a meeting at my synagogue the other day; he shows off his mushrooms that he tells me are $55/pound. "So, they're magic mushrooms?" I ask. "Hey, you do psilocybin? he says. I shrug my shoulders; it's been a long time since I did anything like that. I tried LSD when I was in college, and a few other things. These days I just like to get high once in a while.

"I'd like to do some mushrooms, man," he tells me, "but I'd like to do them with someone I trust. Give me a call!"

All of which would probably be a good idea for me. I've heard they can be helpful for depression, and while I can't say I'm really "depressed," waves of sadness do envelope me now and then. At 60, why not try it?

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  • George Smith George Smith
    3 months ago

    I thought these drugs made you feel more of the way you already feel and if you're not feeling great it might exaggerate that and you end up having a seriously bad trip.... that would be my why not. But I really don't know... if you do it good luck!

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    3 months ago

    I've heard some of that as well, but the research also supports that it can help people see the "larger picture." Besides, at 60, what do I have to lose?

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