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Six words to describe a life, but which six?

Thu 19 Mar 2009, 04:23 PM

by Ben Langhinrichs
Gayle brought up the topic of "six-word-memoirs", as popularized in the book  Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure (by Larry Smith, Rachel Fershleiser)  and asked what folks in the Lotus community might use as a six word memoir.  Click on the link above to see what she chose for herself.  As for me, I am torn between two options.  The first is stolen from a disreputable source, but still describes my life quite well, I think:
And now for something completely different...
but in the interest of orginality, I guess I'll go with my other choice:
Life's too short to write memoirs.
How about you?  What would your life look like in six words?

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What has been said:

796.1. Rodney Scott
(03/19/2009 03:45 PM)

"Don't expect it, and it'll happen."

But I like the "now for something different" saying. Is that referring to your change of "career path" since college, or does it go back earlier?

796.2. Ben Langhinrichs
(03/19/2009 04:09 PM)

@Rodney - Refers back to the whole long strange trip of life.

796.3. Richard Schwartz
(03/19/2009 07:20 PM)

I pursued perfection with imperfect precision.

796.4. Jens Polster
(20.03.2009 11:58)

At first I thought you had chosen "I am torn between two options" - that's six words too and I am pretty sure it could be a good memoir for someone (maybe not you, though). ;-)

796.5. Doug Finner
(03/21/2009 02:07 AM)

Home is where you are now

(former Air Force brat who continued the 'move-a-lot' process as an adult civilian, lifetime: 10 states + 1 foreign country and counting...)