Carlita has tagged me with another one of those bothersome blog chores bloggers love to challenge each other with. When I first heard of this tagging thing, I thought, "How Lame". That was then, this is now. While many are indeed lame, many more become very interesting once I get my head around the challenge and approach them with a serious focus. I actually have fun doing it.
This one is "My six word memoir". And this time there was no real explanation of how it worked as I am guessing the title fills in all the blanks.
Six words that sum up to the best of my ability the trip I have traveled these last 56 years. Carlita offered up a link to a book of six word memoirs by people famous and not so famous. But I figured that researching what others had done would be kinda cheating. Or at the least dilute the originality of what I might come up with. So I did not look into what others have written with the exception of Carlita's own effort.
So I officially took the challenge. Sure that I would eventually come up with something succinct enough to meet the length standard and witty enough to inspire awe in all who read it because of my masterly use of the English language.........Right.
It's been several hours and several chores later now and I still cannot come up with something that satisfies. And I can't blow it off either. It's eating at me. It's tougher than I thought to boil my life down to six words. What follows are some of my choices.
Boy becomes Man the Hard Way
Using a Compass Did Not Work
Taking Up Space in the Void
Learning to live in the Pack
Seeking Sane Answers to Insane Questions
Dazed and Confused Sums It Up
All the Roads lead to Here
It's the Trip Not the Destination
I Was Never Lost, Just Misplaced
I settled on the last one. Not sure why. Most of my choices seemed to revolve around travel or finding something. Answers, peace, whatever. Life has been a search. The last one I think is probably the closest to how I feel. I was and still am prone to taking detours. But somehow, so far at least, I find my way back to the road I need to be on.
I will now tag Prester John, Laughingatchaos, KayinMaine, and Noah. We'll see if they want to play too.