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There's A Hole in My Sidewalk - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
renniekins
There's A Hole in My Sidewalk
1.
I walk down the street.
There's a deep hole in the side walk.
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's a deep hole in the side walk.
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's a deep hole in the side walk.
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's a deep hole in the side walk.
I walk around it.

5.
I walk down another street.

- Portia Nelson

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jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: November 21st, 2005 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
For a minute there I thought maybe she had a unacknowledged need to fall in holes.

devnul From: devnul Date: November 21st, 2005 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
The only natural enemy of the hole is the pile.
lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: November 21st, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good for you ... you're due a change of scenery.
xtatic1 From: xtatic1 Date: November 21st, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

I like this

A lot.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 22nd, 2005 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I like this

I'm glad... me too.
jebra From: jebra Date: November 21st, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
[hug]

And another one, held for later.

silver_bits From: silver_bits Date: November 21st, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could not have read this at a more appropriate time in my life.

Thanks for posting it.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 22nd, 2005 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so glad! You're most welcome, definitely. I read it ages ago, and the gist of it has always stuck in my head -- so I looked it up.
simplykimberly From: simplykimberly Date: November 22nd, 2005 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
wow... that's really powerful. Can I repost it in my own LJ? I know some other folks who would probably find that really useful.

And ((big hugs)) ... it sounds like you're at a turning point, personally. It's going to be okay, really, it will ... YOU are going to be okay ((hugs))
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 22nd, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, absolutely you can. It says a lot in its simplicity, doesn't it? Be sure to include the proper credit at the bottom (I didn't write it, just posted it).

Thanks.... I think I've been somewhere inbetween 3 and 4 for a long time. Mostly walking around, but occasionally falling in. Part 5 is a good place to aim, if I can just figure out how to get there. **hug**
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