And Again We Fall…

And again we fall…

Down a spiraling staircase into
the abyss of
loneliness we
continuously choose to create.

there is more but
often choosing less.

As if happiness is,

As if we think
without suffering, there
is no life.

It is selfish to
think that
personal suffering
makes life more

It is loving,
connecting and
sharing that
honors life.

It is in loss we
learn to appreciate our
gifts reminded of
our precious fragility.

What is hard need
not be painful

What is learned need
not require sacrifice.

Choice is not

It is
embracing the
gifts put before us.

It is
honoring our
individuality, and
living to more than

It is
opportunity, and
opening one’s heart to
give not only to others but
to one’s self.

So that we
may fall …into
our lives.



Author: Finding True North

Nichole Donje is an interdisciplinary artist, activist, and leader. A philosopher and self-exploration addict, Nichole is currently working on two books of art and poetry FINDING TRUE NORTH and LIFE POEMS. She is a visual artist and photographer. Nichole founded and ran the highly regarded New York City based independent theatre company TAPT from 2006-2016. Serving as TAPT’s Artistic Director, Nichole worked diligently to support new and forgotten works that help shape the way we view the world around us. A recognized leader, Nichole served three terms as Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Players. Currently, she chairs both the Communications and Theatre Committees which she established. The Players celebrates the rich cultural life of New York City with exclusive member-only events that include live performances, readings by leading authors and playwrights, film screenings, and dining in its famous Grill Room. More information about The Players may be found at A key influencer of the Players current revitalization she has become an advocate for the art and livelihood of a social club. The Players not only honors yesterday’s and today’s luminaries of the performing arts but also reminds us of the necessity of building face to face relationships. Nichole is a member of SAG-AFTRA, LPTW/League of Professional Theatre Women, LeanInNYC, and The Players.

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