Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters


Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters 

by:  Portia Nelson

1.  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.  It takes forever to find a way out.

2.  I walk down the same street.  There is a deep hole 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.

3.  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 habit.  My eyes are open.  I know where I am.  It is my fault.  I get out immediately.

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

5.  I walk down another street.

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