Somewhere in blogoland I came across the idea of writing your life story in just six words. I've done a Google to see where it may have come from, and in the process came across the following:
In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway bet ten dollars that he could write a complete story in just six words. He wrote: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." He won the bet.
I find this a very interesting exercise because it forces one to concentrate on the absolute nub of what your life seems to be/have been. I'm sorry to say that so far my six words only conujour up sadness. Self pity, or the reflection of childhood?
Anyway, if you will bear with some shameless (and therapeutic) self indulgence, here are three attempts.
"Tossed aside, but found a way."
"Conceived and deceived. Still no answers."
"Bad parents. Mad children. Stupid really."
I'd be very interested to read what you might come up with; and a few cheerful ones would be just great!
I have been inspired by dot to be more positive. He is right. As I indicated in my response to his comment, my life is good, and I am happy. The past is the past. He challenged me to try my life story in six positive words, so here they are:
"Started badly; who cares? Finishing well".