It is bone and flesh and organs; it is a temple, a shelter, and a display. It is the all-encompassing Body that keeps us whole. This week’s best memoirs used the Body to make sense of the inner and outer world. Some were physical (“Be comfortable in your own skin.”), and others sentimental (“Hand in hand with inner child.”). The Body helps everyone connect with the world and interpret our surroundings, as these Sixers captured beautifully. -Gilmarie Brioso
Best Imagery: “Talked with mouth-full, spilled the beans.” -RaisedByWolves
Most True: “Be comfortable in your own skin.” -kina
Best Interior Look: “Hand in hand with inner child.” -Amapola
Most World-Weary: “Heart has a home, body doesn’t.” -unknown116
Most Honest: “Imperfect brain leads to much pain.” -Collumist
Toughest Narrative Arc: “Hell stomped on my toes again.” -lulu42
Plus! Celebrate “Date Your Mate Month” in Six Words. If you’re coupled up, tell us your ideal date in Six Words. For the single folks, describe your perfect mate or date in just Six Words! SixContest #25 ends Friday, 5/16 at 3:00PM ET.