So my wife pointed me to this NPR story: Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled.
Here's the first paragraph:
Once asked to write a full story in six words, legend has it that novelist Ernest Hemingway responded: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn."
So these editors asked readers "to write the story of their own lives in a single sentence," and then they wrote a book about it. Or at least with all these sentences in it. (I guess they made a buck off all their readers, but that's not what this post is about.)
In any case, go read the article and come back. I'll wait.
Okay. So then I tried to write my own. I came up with three.
The first one is:
Dreamed big, worked little, achieved less.
I don't think that's really me. I'm just down on this whole job/success thing.
Then I read one about faith, something I've had a rocky relationship with in the past. I came up with this one:
Lost faith, sought meaning, found life.
But that's not really me.
Finally, I came up with something that sums up how I've been feeling the last couple of years:
I miss my love of dreaming.
Kind of depressing, but there it is.
So, what's your six-word memoir?