Early nomads traveled in tribes. Each group was like an extended family, with brothers, daughters, wives, and grandchildren all playing an important role for their community. These roles and connections kept them strong and protected. As our Sixers have shown this week, some of those nomadic values remain prevalent today. Their memoirs underscore bonds you want to embrace (“My sister, my friend with context.”) and realities that are tough to swallow (“Parents getting older. Time won’t stop”). They all play a part in the Six-Word tribe, making our family stronger than ever. –Gilmarie Brioso
Best Affection: “My son is my promised land.” –Steve_Anthony
Most Sorrow: “Distant cousins, grief never met relief.” –BanjoDan
Strongest Duality: “My sister, my friend with context.” –sherre
Best Reality: “Sleep: ancient memory to new parent.” –b-sting
Most Honest: “Parents getting older. Time won’t stop.” –cheesehead1976
Most Whimsical: “Son became little sister’s tooth fairy.” –AmyMarieLove
Plus! Today’s the final day! There’s still time to enter this week’s SixContest: “It must be a full moon because…” Get your responses in by Friday, 8/15 – 3pm ET.