Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
From the book Not Quite What I Was Planning to Say by Larry Smith:
When Hemingway famously wrote, "For sale, baby shoes, never worn," he proved that an entire story can be told using a half dozen words. When the online storytelling magazine Smith asked readers to submit six-word memoirs, they proved a whole, real life can be told this way, too. The results are fascinating, hilarious, shocking and moving.
From small sagas of bittersweet romance ("Found true love, married someone else") to proud achievements and stinging regrets ("After Harvard, had baby with crackhead") these terse true tales relate to the diversity of human experience in tasty, bite-size pieces.
What's your six-word memoir? And what would the art look like to accompany it? I'm thinking about mine now...
P.S.: My six word memoir is this: "Moving Day Tomorrow; No Forwarding Address." I think you would need to think about it for a while to understand. I'd love to hear more of yours.