Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Six word story

I follow 66 people each day on Twitter. It's great to get a window into people's worlds. Most of the people I follow are actual friends and family that I've had some kind personal interaction with. Others are leaders, marketing gurus, a couple of athletes (including Shaq), ... oh and John Mayer.

Today Mayer tweeted (yes, it's a verb now like googled), "Ernest Hemingway once claimed he could write a great story in six words or less. His story: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Sad story ... but reminds me of an quote my 11th grade teacher had on her wall .... "Vigorous writing is concise."

Mayer asked this question and I pose it to you ... "What would the six word story of your life be?" It may be a snap shot of a season in your life or it may be the whole picture.

Mine: "My life is His, hers, theirs" (a bit cheesy, but true)
Mayer's:
"This heart didn't come with instructions."
Taylor Swift even chimed in:
"My diary is read by everyone." - I like that from a singer / songwriter.

Give it some thought and post yours in the comment section. Six words ...

4 comments:

Marci Jean said...

Great love comes when least expected

D.Lake said...

Nice Marci!

Brian said...

How about 4 words?

"I am in repair"

It's my personal theme these days, feels like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1nRwtI77KQ

(Also, for the record, the first couple of riffs in the guitar solo bring a tear to my eye, and J.J. Johnson brings a smile to my drummer's soul.)

D.Lake said...

Brian: Agreed on JJ's diddies.

Nice four words ...