CJ (campciabatta) wrote,
CJ
campciabatta

Entering Chapter IV territory - NOW

I saw this at prolificdiarist.

Chapter 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.

Chapter 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.

Chapter 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.

Chapter IV

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

Chapter V

I walk down another street.

Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

My problem is that I think I'm in the progress of processing from Chapter III to Chapter IV, while I'm actually still flailing around somewhere in Chapter II, oblivious to the fact that I'm NOT in Chapter IV.

This was plain Chapter III material. And it ends this weekend.

Can't wait for frickin' Chapter V to present itself.
Tags: cj & life: life philosophies, friends & family: kathleen
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