Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Short on words, deep on meaning...
Photo by Feuillu
This morning while sipping my coffee and reading my email, I came upon an email from one of my favorite blogs, Bravewriter, and thought I'd check out what was happening there. Julie is a homeschool mom and a writer who shares her skill, love and gift of words with all of us homeschool moms and our kids. I told her, "You do all the work, I just copy you!" If you ever need help with inspiring your kids to write, I enourage you to visit Julie's blog. Anyway, I was browsing Julie's side margins and came upon her de.licio.us link and clicked it up. I'm curious that way sometimes. I found this article: Short on words, deep on meaning, and my interest was piqued. The author asked people for six word memoirs or biographies of their lives and the response was so amazing -- some funny, some deep, some outrageous. Read it and see what I mean. Well, right away the light bulb went on, and I decided that for Today's Writing Lesson my teenage sons and I would write Six Word Biographies. We'd write one for ourselves and a few others for people we know -- either family members, friends, or famous people. What fun we had! Here's a sampling of a few we came up with.
Hope. Change. Yes we can! What?
Get ‘er done today. Golf tomorrow.
Prayed. Got Tom and five kids.
Does this have to be serious?
God, coffee, family. In that order.
Hey, everyone’s got to breath air!
How did you spell that….again?
Die you must, live I will.
Snowed. I’ll practice my bunker shots.
She was weaned on a pickle.
Never should have taken those steroids.
Isn't it amazing what just a few words can say about a person?
The best part of the day was the kiss on the cheek from each son and, "This was fun, let's do it again." Yes, we will!
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
~Franklin P. Jones in Quote