Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tries to see the big picture...

My dear friend, Mithua, has tagged me again...

This one is fun and very interesting-- you come up with six words that sum up your life. The meme originated on bookbabie's blog, influenced by a book written by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, Not Quite What I was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. The book is a compilation based on the story that Ernest Hemingway once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. He won that bet when he wrote, "For sale, baby shoes, never worn."

Okay, here's the rules:

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 this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
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Now here is where I get stuck...I haven't been blogging all that long and don't have a long list of blogs that I know well enough to tag...plus I've already seen the '6 word memoir' on several of the blogs I visit...SO I'm just going to offer it out there and if you haven’t been tagged but would like to participate, please feel free to copy and paste the above portions of this post and you can initiate your own string of the game.

My six words are:
"tries to see the big picture"
I believe the "small stuff" (as in "don't sweat the...") can get in the way of much more important or creative or productive or pleasant ways of thinking.
(Art: "The Treasure Within", by Mary Southard, CSJ, courtesy of Ministry of the Arts)


Thanks, Mithua! This was FUN!

Marilyn

2 comments:

bookbabie said...

Excellent memoir and illustration, looks something my shaman daughter would paint. Thanks for playing!

craftswithcare said...

Wow Marilyn, that is just beautiful!

Hugs,
Mithua