There’s a “write a memoir in six words” meme going around and I decided to have a go. You may not be surprised to hear that I found six words a rather inadequate allowance.
(First attempts turned out rather gloomy) -
School, university, work, children, work, why?
Too busy to live life fully.
Tried best but have some regrets
Thinking breeds gloom; just kept going.
Worked; tidied; cuddled; worried, kept breathing.
Mother hen; chickens now spreading wings.
(Then I became a bit cheerier) -
Much love; many small pleasures; overwork.
Kept busy; less time to fret.
Married for love; who needs money?
(Make it more difficult; try alliteration) -
Lucky life; lots love; little leisure.
Fantastic family; fairly frenetic; feeling frazzled.
(A variation: alliteration in a pattern) -
Wonderful offspring; weary often; work overloaded.
(Is there a lesson in this?) –
Don’t teach: no life at all.
(But to sum up my memoir) –
All very interesting but too busy.
Six words? I need six million!
(Anyone else like to try this?)