Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stunned into submission

I came across this anecdote in Time magazine today and just don't know how to express what I feel. 

Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to come up with a six word short story. The reply 

"For sale: Baby shoes, never used..."

Wow! Can you believe it? The depth and the impact that just these six words carry. That is the power of a real writer; to capture the world in all its complexity in something so insignificant as six words! Now that is a dream worth aspiring to!

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