Monday, January 26th, 2009
Newsweek runs one of the most lovely pieces on Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak to date. “Summing up a life, a romance or a trauma so succinctly may seem like an abomination out of the Twitter generation,” writes Jesse Ellison, “[but] what’s most remarkable is the range of sentiments, from the trivial to the profound, that can be expressed in the six-word form.” After reading the story online last night, in which I tell Ellison, “I had no opinions on the number six two years ago,” I went hunting through SMITH for a six-word memoir to feature today. In a wintry mood, I went with “It’s snowing and I’m practically naked,” from SMITH community member Fulana. Scrolling through her others stories, I found this one: “Always hated number 6. Until now.” I know the feeling.