Bloggers often issue challenges to each other. This week I was "tagged" by Suture for a Living
. The challenge was to create a six-word memoir
. The other challenge is to tag other unsuspecting bloggers to do the same.
The challenge brings to mind a “Six Word Story” contest. To me, the best example of that genre is Hemmingway’s “For sale. Baby shoes. Never used.”
Another favorite (I can't find the author right now) is: ""I'm sorry.' 'For what?' 'Never mind.'"
So, my six word memoir reflects a continuing tongue-in-cheek battle that often surfaces in my office conversations with patients. I say it so often that it is a theme in my practice. When confronted with a cancer survivor who continues to smoke, I sometimes grin and say: “No problem. Smoking’s good for business.”
Hmmm. Now that I have written that, is "smoking's" one word or two?
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Sing. Ease burdens. Pass it on.
learned these things from my parents, Richard and Virginia and I am so grateful.
Sing in happiness and sadness, proclaim the Word of God, lift spirits (including my own) of those wearied by what happens on the journey of life.
Ease burdens of the dying, brokenhearted, those who have lost hope.
Pass it on - things, poems, food, skills, peace, anything that makes the world a better place.
- Deborah Ruck
Chronic disease. Shaped me. Bonsai tree