Last week Sasha and I went to the party for Not Quite What I Was Planning, a compilation of six-word memoirs published in Smith Magazine. Basically they solicited writers--both known and unknown--to boil their life experiences into six words.
We were a bit bemused by the readers, many of whom had non-six-word memoirs--five? Seven? Eight? No. Six.
Some were excellent, straight to the pith of life. "I still make coffee for two," "Changing mind postponed demise by decades," "No wife, no kids, no problems," and "Most successful accomplishments based on spite" are a few of my favorites.
If you summed up your life in six words, what would they be?