While hiding in the library in order not to bump into the school’s (my NYSC place of assignment’s) principal (gist for another day), I decided to keep myself engaged by going through the old, dusty and hardly opened books on the bookshelf, a book that caught my fancy was the “America’s History Encyclopedia“, and from all I read, this took a stronghold on my fascination. It’s a painting titled “The Drunkards Progress” by Nathaniel Currier. Going through it, I laughed and couldn’t agree any less.

So I decided to share and ask for you guys opinion.3451


The Drunkards Progress. From the first glass to the grave.

Step 1. A glass with a friend.

Step 2. A glass to keep the cold out.

Step 3. A glass too much.

Step 4. Drunk and riotous.

Step 5. The summit attained. Jolly companions. A confirmed drunkard.

Step 6. Poverty and disease.

Step 7. Forsaken by Friends.

Step 8. Desperation and crime.

Step 9. Death by suicide.

What step are you on?

Do you think this painting/steps truly depict “the drunkard’s progress”, because it actually begins with a glass with a friend? Either willingly, out of intimidation or pressure.


I’m waiting to read your opinion, post it as a comment below. 😉

I recommend you read a post titled A FUNNY SCENE ON A HOT SUNDAY AFTERNOON, hilarious drunk scene.

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Thank you for reading, I’ll be waiting to see your comment.