Six Word Memoir

Resting BirdSo as you can tell I’ve been off wandering through the wilderness again (…well unfortunately not literally…but you get the idea…). Thanks so much for continuing to visit me here and leaving your kind words…you are much appreciated!

Anyway what feels like it must now be about a century ago, the wonderful ‘The Elementary‘ tagged me and I have sadly taken my time in responding…apologies!! While normally I struggle with coming up with something for tags, this one was too intriguing to resist. Basically the idea is to write a six word memoir. Here is mine:

Kneeling on ground, she turns away.

Aside from the two victims I’ve tagged below, here are the rules if you choose to play as well (be sure to let me know if you do, as I’d love to check out what you come up with):

  1. Write your own six word memoir.
  2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
  3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post.
  4. Tag five more blogs with links.
  5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I thought I would invite two wonderful bloggers to have a go at this one – Lee (from Quit Your Day Job)…and who also just happens to be my husband, and the ever delightful John (from Matterings).


  1. PaulS (gingatao)

    that is a very resonant image, quiet, almost Native American, beautiful,

    PaulS (gingatao)’s last blog reflection, nor shadow

  2. harmonie22

    What a beautiful memoir- and how Paul describes it.
    Live does have a way of bringing you to your knees and making you turn your head away from some of what we see, doesn’t it?

    harmonie22’s last blog post..The Blossoming

  3. TheElementary

    I know you’re busy, so thank you for doing this!
    It evokes a mighty powerful scene. It has magic even for those of us who don’t know what brought you to those words. Something that might be written underneath a picture- as PaulS said, perhaps of a Native American woman.

    TheElementary’s last blog post..Six Word Memoir

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  5. Tracey

    Hi Paul – I think the image that you describe in words is pretty much what came to mind when I started to write this six word memoir…so I’m glad that translated OK. I’m not sure what it really means, but it just feels right and I guess that’s all we can hope for when reflecting on our lives.

  6. Tracey

    Hi Harmonie – Thanks so much for your kind words about my short little memoir. I especially loved your interpretation of it. I think I am all too aware of how we are often not in control of our life path and can quite literally fall to our knees when times hit hard.

  7. Tracey

    Hi The Elementary – Thanks so much for thinking of me to do this, I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to sum up a life in six words. I have to admit that I’m not too sure why these words came to me, but they just seem to work. Describing some sort of connection with the environment was definitely something I wanted to convey.

  8. Ricardo

    It is great to have you back. We’ve missed you.

    Ricardo’s last blog post..Please stand by….

  9. Nico

    What a great idea – I’ve tried it myself. Is that a church window in the photo? It looks sort of steepled at the top (could be the angle…)

    Nico’s last blog post..Six Word Memoir

  10. Tracey

    Hi Ricardo – Thanks so much for your welcoming words. It’s nice to be back!!

  11. Tracey

    Hi Nico – I really enjoyed your six word memoir, lovely stuff. As for the picture I used in my post, it is actually taken on the top floor of the State Library in Melbourne. The little bird was sitting up there enjoying the view near the cracked window and it just drew my camera to it.

  12. John

    A library… well, it’s funny how churchy library buildings can be. Actually, the library in Birkenhead has quite a striking stained-glass window in it (of a line of soldiers on the battlefield, with the Wilfted Owen quote “My subject is war, and the pity of war”

    John’s last blog post..You can’t stack me – I’m the man without a hat

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