According to legend, Ernest Hemingway once bet $10 that he could write a novel in six words.
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” he wrote.
While on my mill, I heard this story on PBS last week. Not sure why this story struck such a chord with me. [although, I have my thoughts].
The story came and went. They moved onto another story . . . . but my brain/thoughts stayed with the past story. The entire run.
What are my "six words" ?
What would I choose to say in "six words" ?
How would others remember me in "six words" ?
How would I describe myself in "six words" ?
I came up with quite a few.
Some funny. Some real. Some were more like dreams. Some I'd probably pay someone to say about me. Some were lame. Some were borrowed. Some were painful. Others, laugh out loud funny.
I told this story to the Peanut and Pita when they awakened. [They didn't find it nearly as intriguing but.......]
Peanut wasted NO time saying her six would be:
"creative, artistic, nice, friendly, pretty awesome".
The Pita said:
"me, me, me, me, me, me"
Ya, thanks for playing.
Here's an inside view of my brain and what it came up with. [* denotes a "borrowed" thought]
1. My Life Is Defined By Moments.
2. One decision can change your life.
3. I want you to want me. *
4. Stop in the name of love.*
5. Don't be afraid He is there.
6. Just breathe just love just forgive.
7. Don't cry. Don't stress. Don't fear.
8. Is there something I should know. *
9. True friends are cheaper than therapy.
10. How can I keep from singing?*
11. I heard it through the grapevine.*
12. In my mind out of sight.
13. you bet ...I've freaking got this.
14. Sometimes silence is the best revenge.
15. Mom, wife, sister, daughter of God.
What's your "six" ?