A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

So give six a try—and make your words count.

X CLOSE

Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube

SIX WORD » LIFE

Blue moon serendipity knocked. Denied entrance.

by Amapola on August 31, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Something strange happened last night. At 4:40 am I was suddenly fully awake. A moment before I was dreaming with a moon so giant and close to Earth that I could nearly touch it.

I was absurdly alert: My mind was racing with million thoughts and random vivid images. At some point I found myself laughing out loud. I can't tell you why I laughed. There wasn't a reason. THAT in itself was very strange...!

I struggled with resuming my sleep, and when I forcefully did (two hours later), I started to have nightmares. A sequel of similar nightmares continued when I tried to catch up with a power-nap this afternoon.

Today I learned that not only the moon is full, but that it is a 'blue moon'. Then I remembered someone telling me years ago that 4:40 am was the time of the day where your surroundings are in utmost peace and harmony, and therefore the best time to meditate. I also remembered that 4/40 is also considered the point of perfect tuning in the musical scale.

I usually find myself awake at 4:40 am for no reason. Today it seems that I lost a great opportunity to fully engage with the harmony and uniqueness of the universe and meditate upon my troubled subconscious.

But that spontaneous, out-of-the-blue laughter, where did it come from?



COMMENTS

 
Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine