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Creative Mind Renewal

HoleAutobiography in Five Short Chapters

1) I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost . . .

I am hopeless.

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 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.

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.

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.

By Portia Nelson