Mar 7, 2016

[Story]The seven wonders of the world ; An autobiography in five very short chapters

The seven wonders of the world

A group of American school children were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders Of The World." Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:
Great Wall of China
Lost City of Petra : Jordan
Statue of Christ the Redeemer : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Machu Picchu : Peru
Chichén Itzá : Mexico
Roman Colosseum : Italy
Taj Mahal : India
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The little girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there are so many." The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help." The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the "Seven Wonders Of The World" are:
To see
To hear
To touch
To taste
To feel
To laugh
To love
The room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous. A gentle reminder - that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.

An autobiography in five very short chapters

CHAPTER ONE
I walk down the street. There's a hole in the sidewalk.
It is a very deep hole. I fall in ... 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's a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it. I fall in ... again.
I can't believe I'm in the 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's a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is 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's a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.
CHAPTER FIVE
I walk down another street.
Author: Portia Nelson

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