Love has inspired page upon page of words since sheets of trees replaced stone tablets (can you imagine carving Anna Karenina into rock?). Today, with information overload seemingly just a click away, we've become a Twitter culture. Give us all the news, the tidbits, the emotions. Just do it in 140 characters or less.
Following the success of a book of six-word life memoirs, SMITH magazine's Six-Word Memoirs On Love & Heartbreak By Writers Famous & Obscure (Harper Perennial) offers all the highs, lows and in-betweens that define matters of the heart in 130 pages of six-word accounts. Here, a few favorites, which capture the humorous, happenstance and heartbreaking sides of the thing we call love.
Don't trust a man who waxes.
We belly laugh every single day.
Will government ever let us marry?
Silently suffered his facial hair experiments.
He still needs me at sixty-four.
Eros saw I was sore.
Moved in. No ring. Moved out.
It never hurt as good again.
The collection of succinct delights inspired the YourTango staff to write some of our own six-word memoirs about relationships on our Inside YourTango blog. Read them here.
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