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.

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At least know he's alive... somewhere.

by accidentaltourist on December 8, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Whenever I start to feel sorry for myself, missing some very cherished people who are gone from my life, I am slapped, sometimes gently, with reality. These people may have left me behind, perhaps rightfully so, but they are not "gone." They've gone on to live other lives...as have I. And I have no right or reason to mourn.


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