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A 'sweeping' melody!

Naomi Campbell found new solace in her sweeping task at a New York Sanitation Department. Read on...

health and fitness Updated: May 08, 2007 17:38 IST

Naomi Campbell has poured her heart out in a diary she kept while scrubbing clean a New York Sanitation Department garage as part of her community service, and revealed that she found ‘solace’ in it.

The British supermodel, who was ordered to clean up the garage as punishment for throwing a phone at her maid, wrote in her diary that she had found a new “peace” thanks to the service.

“I find solace in sweeping. I have no other responsibility. I have no phone. I have the time to think. Just have, you know, peace,” The Sun quoted her, as writing.

She also reveals in the diary that mixing with other cleaners helped her see what life on the other side was like.

“Two of the people in the room have never been on a plane. They ask me what it’s like, and I’m embarrassed to tell them I was on seven planes the week before alone. It’s so interesting to get to know so many different sorts of people,” she writes.

“One co-worker tells me how he ended up here, basically because of alcohol. I bond with him, and I tell him I’m in recovery,” states her diary.

She also insists that she has come to realise that it’s time she gave up addictions like drugs and alcohol.

“Some people can handle a drink or a line of cocaine, but I’ve finally come to realise that, for me, it’s all or nothing — and it has to be nothing. And my life has changed since,” she states.

Naomi’s diary is set to be published in US fashion magazine W.