Life in 6 words
Today Feedblitz served up breakfast with this gem from my favorite blogger in Brussels:
"I was just reading about a book collecting six-word memoirs, entitled "Not quite what I was planning". The one I liked best was "Me see world! Me write stories!" (Elizabeth Gilbert, who seems to me to have been on much the same track already with the title of her book "Eat, Pray, Love", about stays in Italy, India and Bali). I also liked "Am I lost or just wandering?"
It seems the inspiration was an ultra-short story by Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” "
Read an NPR article about the book here.
Qaminante set me to thinking. How might I write my life story in 6 words?
A few drafts are well underway, on this vesper of vacation-time for me...
The first draft is a response to one of the original titles quoted by Qaminante:
I'm not lost, I am wandering...
Or how do you like:
Wandered well. Wondered whether. ..Wrote while...
Alliteration, eh? Suits me. But then again, there's:
But I like what's behind EVERY door.
And this title for me, all 7 delicious words:
Never did play by the rules, much.
Or more likely, a good description of my winding road, so far:
Just one good turn after another.
I'd hope to quote Yogi Berra but he ran long:
When you come to a fork, take it.
So I went back to basics:
Have grin, will travel.
See? I don't need no stinking 6 words.
Hmm... or there's:
For our next act, Erin will...
What's next? Well I thought I'd...
And there's this, a blissful response to my fellow salmantinos:
Sí, rubia, guapa y tu niña.
Or let's be realistic:
Ask me later, I'm still living.
From rat race to pata negra.
True. But so is this:
What d'ya mean, just choose one?
What d'ya mean d'ya is two words? I'm a RhoDylander, people. Let me say the same thing about my life another way:
I'll take one of each please.
Albergue to albergue, just cruising between.
and I like:
Talked fast, ate slow, smiled wide.
I'm sure I'll be working in this for a while. What about you? Got a 6 word memoir, any language?