I have been thinking about some comments I read in another thread regarding drug addiction. Last fall I read the companion book to a certain documentary (which I shall not name). It really stuck me how many fantastically creative people became trapped in addiction of some type or another. Clearly, this is not limited to the jazz world as you could include people from Jimi Hendrix to Hank Williams in the list. This ultimately leads me to the why question. Why do people who have so much ability choose a road that only leads to misery? Is it a question of not realizing where they are headed until it is too late? Is it a case of not really caring? Perhaps I am thinking too deeply this morning.