Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

                       by Portia Nelson

                                                                                      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. It takes me forever to find a way out. 
                                                                                      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. 
                                                                                      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. my eyes are open I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately. 
                                                                                      IV 
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it. 
                                                                                      V 
                                                                  I walk down another street.

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