Autobiography in five short chapters

Chapter 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.

Chapter 2
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I can’t believe I am in this same place…but it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 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 a habit…but, my eyes are open. I know where I am. It IS my fault. I get out immediately.

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

Chapter 5
I walk down another street.

~ Portia Nelson

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