2.27.2008

My Life in Six Little Words

A fellow mom blogger sent this NPR story to me today. (I really must start listening to NPR more since that's twice in two days I've referenced them.) The article was talking about the book Not Quite What I Was Planning, a collection of six-word memoirs by famous and not-so-famous writers, artists and musicians. Their stories are sometimes sad, often funny — and always concise. So how would you paraphrase your life in six words? Leave it to Ernest Hemingway to come up with something profound like: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." I mean, c'mon, he is Hemingway.

I didn't think long and hard about my six words, mainly due to lack of time. I wasn't sure if kids should be in my paraphrased life. While they are most of my life, they've only been part of it for four years. So that's why there's no mention of "mom" in my six words. I was trying to think about who I am and what I do.

Unfortunately, this is all I could come up with:
"Telling stories, finding truth, in haste"

After further reflection, I might add
"Curly blondes do have more fun."

How about you? What would yours be?

3 comments:

purplemommy said...

Searching, finding, never what I expect...

Ariel said...

All shall love me and despair!

Okay, so that's Tolkien. But I'm claiming it anyway.

sak said...

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