Saturday, May 17, 2008

My life in just six words

Stuff happened but I kept smiling.

Can you sum up your life? Can you with just six words? Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. He wrote “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

I read an article in the paper today about a book called Not Quite What I Was Planning-Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. The authors Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser compiled the responses they received on Smith's on line magazine, SMITH.

There are a few sad ones. "Everyone who loved me is dead." and "I should never have bought that ring." There are some angry ones. "Revenge is living without you." Some of them are funny. "I managed not to destroy anything." Many of them have the awwww factor. ""Found true love after nine months." Finally, some are just inspirational. "Danced in fields of infinite possibilities."

I'd love to hear your story. Can you with just six words?

1 comment:

Whippet said...

I hope not to become invisible.