Pat has tagged me for the six word memoir. Since this has turned into an office day with no studio progress to show, I thought this would be a good time to share what I've come up with. (Yes, I'm still a bit intimidated by the current project so the paperwork thing, though necessary, is a bit of a dodge. If yesterday's post about it sounded a bit unfinished and had no pictures, that's because I hit a wrong key which sent it to publishing before I was ready. Go here to read the fully edited post.)
First, here are the rules for this tag:
1. Write your own six word memoir;
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like;
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere;
4. Tag at least five more blogs with links; and
5. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
Pat came up with some pretty cool ones here, so set the standard high. Reducing my thoughts to a restricted length has always been a challenge, but one I see as an excellent exercise. I've been fiddling for several days to come up with a good set of six, something I wouldn't mind carved into my headstone. Among the almost but ultimately rejected:
Without peaks, valleys, life's a bore. Yeah, cheated with that contraction. It's hard to stick to 6 words, especially when you're as verbose as I am.
The next one is something I've been fond of saying for a long time now: Adversity builds character - enough character building!
That was more of a rant, though. What better sums up my life? How about: Loved, laughed, created, lost, carried on. A little somber, resigned, not really what I feel about my life, although it is accurate enough.
And then it came to me as I was thinking about advice I might pass on to someone struggling with the same issues I once did at a younger age. Here's my final six word memoir:
Life is fluid; never say never.