15.7.11

Life in a Title

Recently, a friend of mine said that the name of his autobiography would be Drunker Than I Thought.  This made me laugh.  Then it made me think what I'd call my own autobiography.  There are lots of possibilities.  But I also feel like titles are confining in some ways.  I mean, how do I (how does anyone) find a few words to encapsulate a life?  Daunting.  But then I thought again and realized that it's a fucking title and it could be fun to think of things and I should get the hell over myself.  So I thought of a few things.  Many were food related.  This makes a lot of sense since I love food. In the end, only one real food-related title made it into the list of possibilites. What is surprising is that as I was brainstorming ideas two allergy-related titles popped up.  They're kind of funny, so they're both on the list.  A few more speak to the way I'm feeling about my place in the world right now and a few are pieces of me.  The initial list was REALLY long.  But it's an interesting thing to do.  Both fun and painful.  Anyway, here are some of the titles I came up with:

Are You Gonna Eat That?
Acquired Taste
Stop Looking at Me
Not Exactly How I Pictured It
'No' is a Complete Sentence
Gone for Kleenex
Itchy
I Don't Need a Map
Illegible
Unqualified
Controlled Bleeding
I'm Not Tired
The Color of October

2 comments:

Yolk E said...

Hahaha. I love it. I may have to steal this idea, if only for my personal journal. I think Controlled Bleeding is quite nice.

hannahjustbreathe said...

I LOVE this exercise!!! You picked such good ones!! Although I don't know if I'm in the right headspace to think about headlines for my life. I feel like I'd create one long laundry list of bad, depressing self-help book titles.

Let's stick with "Strong, Brave, True." That's my title.