Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Since this is the first week of the New Year and many of us are looking back on the previous year, I thought it'd be fun to repeat a Feb., 2010 blog:
Last Thursday I was driving to the post office and listening to NPR. The host was interviewing the authors of a book on 6-word memoirs.
The authors said that allegedly Hemingway was challenged in a bar (where else?) to come up with a 6-word memoir. He responded, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." That's profound, but then again, he was a writer. Less daunting were funny ones from Stephen Colbert and Dave Barry.
The NPR host invited listeners to phone in their 6-word memoir. It was wonderful. Memoirs were serious, funny or poignant. Since I was driving, the only one I can remember to quote is: "Bachelor party, You-Tube video, Wedding canceled."
Now, since this blog is titled Ruminations on Art and Life, I invite you to make up your own 6-word memoir.
Posted by R-Atencio Art at 4:58 PM