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Recovery 2006 Feb 15

Autobiography in Five Short Chaptersby Portia Nelson

    I. I walk down the street.

      There’s 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.
    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 a different street.
Joe Crawford blogged this at 12:28am in 2006 in February. The 15th was a Wednesday. You are reading this 12 years later. You can make a public comment. There is one comment now. Tweet me! Email me! It has no hastags.

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