“What We Nurture” with Sylvia Boorstein from On Being on Vimeo.

I love Krista Tippett’s American Public Media show called On Being. The broadcast she did on Mother’s Day, seen in video above and in this online link–an interview with Sylvia Boorstein–allows the listener to experience the power derived from claiming motherhood (and grandmotherhood) as central to one’s story in life. Two thumbs up!

And I love six-word memoirs. Did you see the responses published in The New York Times to the Mother’s Day six-word memoir contest? Check them out! They are poignant, cute, hilarious, and profound.

What came to your mind as you watched or listened to Sylvia Boorstein? Or as you interacted with the online meditation and poetry that accompany the interview?

Have a six-word memoir about your own mother to share?

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  2. Duane Shank on May 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    What immediately came to mind without much thought –

    Didn’t always understand, never stopped loving.

    • shirleyhs on May 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks for this one, Duane. I’d put it in the poignant category!

  3. Duane Shank on May 19, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Poignant is fine. How about

    Loved God, family, music, good food.

    And I’ll stop now – this 6-word idea just intrigues me.

  4. shirleyhs on May 20, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Warning: six-word memoirs can be addictive! Keep going. Share with family and friends.
    BTW, here’s more. I did several blog posts on this subject. Here is what the search button dredged up. Scroll down several posts to find the contest I did. And the video. I think you will enjoy them. http://100memoirs.com/?s=six-word+memoir

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