Erica Orloff got tagged to write a six-word memior and post a meaningful photo. So I’m posting my memoir and its requisite photo.
A quick story about why I used the above photo … in 1994, Mom and I went on a month-long trip to Europe. When I wasn’t thinking about the boy with whom I was in lust, I would actually pay attention to where we were and what we were doing. One of the most memorable days was our second day in Amsterdam. We went to the Anne Frank House and climbed up the narrow, steep staircase that had been hidden by a bookcase when the family was in hiding from 1942 to 1944. As we walked through the rooms, I was in a state of shock until I saw Anne’s magazine pictures still taped to the wall. My mom and I tried not to cry as we held hands in that moment. I bought a postcard of an open window looking out at the sky and a clock tower that is now on my desk over my laptop screen to remind me of courage, freedom and the gift of each breath and each word.
So here’s my six-word memoir: Present tense mom, citizen and writer.
If you feel so inclined, please share your memoir in the comments.