Tom Waits on quitting drinking

I always wanted to be mystified by it all – and rather fascinated with life itself. I think maybe when you drink, you’re probably robbing yourself of that genuine experience, even though it appears what you’re doing is getting more of it. You’re getting less of it. And it takes a while, when you’ve had a rock on the hose like that for so long. It takes a while for the hose to be a hose again, you know, and for things to start flowing.

https://beamsandstruts.com/bits-a-pieces/item/882-the-piano-has-been-drinking-ginger-ale

The above link seems to have died. Here’s the reddit post where link was found:
https://www.reddit.com/r/stopdrinking/comments/3d2yfi/tom_waits_on_sobriety/