The Idea Dude


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Your life in 6 words

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway, when challenged to write a novel in six words, produced the following. "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn". The Toronto Star replicated this challenge, here are some of my favorites:

  • Started out strong, what went wrong?
  • I have studied my life away.
  • I found God in a tipi.
  • I have not accomplished much...yet.
  • Financial good, everything else a bust.

You can find the whole list here

It is amazing how six mere words can convey a myriad of images. It's almost a catalyst for one's imagination. Reading each sentence, I feel I understand whether the author is upbeat, regretful, exhilerated or depressed even though the details are missing.

I thought about what I would say, I'm sure it would be different if I thought about it each year.

This is what I would say today...

Still searching for the Holy Grail

Pray tell me your 6 words...


Blogger Amanda said...

This was very interesting. Here's my 6 words:

Will I be more than 'Mama'?

10:58 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

You already are Amanda, you already are :)


11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craving adventure in a faraway land.

4:55 PM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Nice! Hope you'll satisfy that craving.


6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Vern

How's the Good Blogs going?

OK so that's five words. Would l ove to hear.

7:22 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Hi Haydn,

The most unexpected 6 um 5 words for this post!

Here's my reply in 6 words.

Still waiting for the mother lode...

I think a separate post would be in order, stay tuned...


9:14 AM  
Blogger jules said...

.... Second chance love; growth by acquisition.


8:32 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Hi Jules,

There's probably a whole story behind those 6 words. Love the intrigue.

Thanks for sharing.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

My six:

What's next? I have no idea.

11:44 PM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Here's my 6 word answer...

Wish I knew the answer too!


9:19 AM  

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