Blog February 18, 2008

Life in six words or less

Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

I’ve become hooked on Smith Magazine’s six word memoirs. Here are a few of my favourites

Fifteen years of therapy for this?!
Missed today while planning for tomorrow.
An artistic existence from random stuff.

What a great idea for working with groups? I occasionally use Haiku as a way of focussing on what people really want to talk about – or, as a way of evaluating or summarising a wide ranging process.
So – what would your six word or less statement be? Here are a couple I composed earlier:

Conversations matter… talking to myself again?

Be rational … always an irrational request

I’m going to tag a few people to get started…Terence, Johnnie, Lori, Matt.

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  • Johnnie Moore February 18, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Six words? For my whole life?

  • annette February 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Five or four a better option?

  • Terrence Seamon February 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Life is what you make it.

  • Lorianne February 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Tagged?!? But what will I say?

  • Lorianne February 19, 2008 at 12:42 am

    My official response to your tag is at the end of this post. Enjoy!

  • Lorianne February 20, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Take time to check out these

  • Kery Dexter February 20, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    come join the dance

  • Sinéad February 24, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Stop procrastinating and write that book.