One Life. Six Words. Here’s Mine.


I saw the book “Not Quite What I Was Planning” while browsing in the non-fiction area of the library. Apparently, Ernest Hemingway famously wrote the six-word story “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” and this started the challenge of telling a story in six words.

The catchphrase “One life. Six words. What’s yours?” was intriguing. And I started reading. Some were written by famous personalities, some by people I’ve never heard of. Here are some of my favorites:

“Danced in Fields of Infinite Possibilities.” – author Deepak Chopra

“Soul’d out so I could prophet.” – author Gotham Chopra, son of Deepak Chopra

“Cursed with cancer. Blessed with friends.” 9-year-old cancer survivor Hannah Davies

“Well, I thought it was funny.” – comedian Jon Stewart

Anyway, here are some of my own contributions –

Life’s not perfect but who cares?

Blessed beyond measure. Thank You, Lord!

Hated poop till I became mom.

I wish I had more money.

Married a man kinder than me.

Wants to write but too lazy.

When I first told Sidney about the six-word memoirs, he immediately gave his without batting an eyelash:

Shut up and do it quickly.




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