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I love this…. first encountered it on NPR……..  telling your life story in 6 words, no more, no less… Smith magazine has published a book of these.

Ernest Hemingway’s……. “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”


Mine – “Seeking: Time, Love, Sleep,Art, Wine” 

What’s your 6 word memoir?


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To the man I’ve yet to meet….

There are some things I want to know

about you, dear

not all at once, unless of course,

your comfort takes you there

I am ok with letting these things

reveal themselves one by one

like fallen leaves that arrive with the wind

Or perhaps they are best discovered 

peeled away one by one,

like the thin layers of an onion

sometimes they make us cry

and sometimes we just hold our breath and go with it.

Or would you prefer to reveal them

by the light of the moon

as we sat wrapped in blankets on the beach

the waves lapping at our feet

as we shared a glass of wine?

Some things are best revealed in the safe confines 

of a room warmed by a raging fire

I have no agenda, no timeline,dear

just questions, from my heart to yours

it’s all part of the process

of becoming

fully present and invested

in “us”

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