Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Life In Six Words



I recently joined a fantastic writers group on Facebook called Blogplicity.  It is a tight knit community full of very talented bloggers who enjoy interacting with each other.  Lately you have seen some of my offerings for the group, such as the 100 Words on Saturday, and today's post is the response to another writing prompt.

The 6 Word Memoir is based on Hemingway's short story, For Sale: Baby Shoes Never Worn and is an attempt to distill our lives into one compact statement.  Since we are past the middle of the month, many fantastic autobiographies have been posted, often leaving me envious and worrying that mine would be worthy.

But I was assigned the 17th of March, it's a date I could have said no to, could have rescheduled, but these things happen for a reason.  Today would have been my daughter's 29th birthday and I don't have any words to share about her loss.

The following words are all about me, but I won't pretend that losing Brianne didn't bring me to this place.  The following words are not meant to be flippant or blasphemous in any way.


Made in the image of God






Tomorrow's memoir by Vrndavana Vinodini will be found on her blog Just Write.

24 comments:

  1. I admire you bravery. Sometimes there are too many words for what is not explainable. This is exceptional.

    I am glad you are enjoying the group. They are welcoming and supportive.

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    1. I was worried that I shouldn't use this post, I'm glad now that I did. Thanks Brenda.

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  2. You are a child of God, made in His image. Let Him comfort and strengthen you, Cairn.
    Blessings and love!

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  3. This is extremely wonderful Cairn. It was included in the homily yesterday ~ thank you for that beautiful reminder.

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    1. This has been a good day, thank you all for the support :)

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  4. You are a brave and wonderful woman, Cairn and I'm so glad we're connected. I marvel at the way your post was scheduled on Brianne's birth anniversary.
    Your choice of words is so reflective of your journey of going through the loss of a child and arriving where you are today. You ARE made in the image of God. ♥

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    1. Life is full of circles and ellipses, it's a carousel that brought me to you :)

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  5. We are all made in his image and that should make us kind, beautiful and whatever that is good and pleasing.

    Loved your memoir.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan, we are all the image of God aren't we? So how can we not love all the facets?

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  6. *Hugs* to you, Cairn. Your six words are beautiful. <3

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  7. Beautiful, yes and so true. My prayers go out to you!

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    1. Thanks Jan. I'm going to take your prayers and bundle them up with mine for the poor, sweet pit bull that was pepper sprayed and dumped on our street last night. My heart is with her tonight and I'm looking around for a home, but we had to send her with animal control. Judging by all the warm comments on this post, I think there is plenty of love to spare for this lonely dog.

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  8. Your memoir touched my soul, Cairn. God bless you and I am sorry for your loss.

    http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.in/2013/03/6-word-memoir_9.html

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    1. Thanks, I'm sure that Brianne is happy for me, happy to have given me this struggle so that I can grow stronger. When we see each other again, she will be so proud of me :)

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  9. Cairn,Your six words show your emotions and strength of character too. Stay strong and take care.

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    1. You have the most beautiful name! I'm so envious lol. Thank you for reading my memoir, thank you for commenting :)

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  10. Hi, Cairn. I came across your memoir through Blogplicity. Thank you for sharing. I don't think your post was arrogant but empowering. It reminds us that things happen for a reason, that we are not mistakes. I wish you continued strength.

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    1. Thank you :) Although I often think that we are all nothing but mistakes, mistakes waiting for correction. I think that's the goal, to figure out our personal corrections, to learn from our mistakes.

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  11. Your words are so true. We all are made in the image of God, but we often forget. love and hugs.

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  12. HE puts a bit of himself in his creations and we are a part of his image. Beautiful.

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