I read this in a poem the other day…loved the metaphor of life. Where are you on YOUR life path?

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

by Portia Nelson

Chapter One

 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 Two

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 this same place.
But, it isn’t my fault
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three

 I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it 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 Four

 I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter Five

 I walk down another street.
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