Monday, January 15, 2007

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

Perhaps you have read this before as I have, but it is so great that it is worth repeating.



Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
by Portia Nelson


Chapter I
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost......I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
I takes forever to find a way out.


Chapter II
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in, again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.


Chapter III
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in.....it's a habit....but, my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.


Chapter IV
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.


Chapter V
I walk down another street.

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