“One Size Never Fits All.”
My whole life has been run by this sentence. I am six foot three inches tall. That’s not super tall by any stretch of the imagination, but it is quite tall enough, thank you. My dad is (was?) six foot six inches tall. Now THAT is getting up there. Given the fact that he was born in 1925 makes it much more remarkable; people just weren’t that tall back then.
Thing is I sit just as tall as my dad. Back when he was straighter, if we sat in a car next to each other you’d see we have the same amount (lack) of headroom. Now I sit taller than he does for a number of reasons. More on that later.
I always wanted to write a book and call it “One Size Never Fits All.” I talked and joked about that with everyone I knew for nearly a decade and then…. John Madden wrote a book by a very similar title: One Size Doesn’t Fit All: And Other Thoughts for the Road. That took the wind out of my sails a bit. I read his book, and it didn’t much revolve around the title, so I think I’m still good to go. Besides, I think I read somewhere that book titles aren’t exclusive. I still have that dream, and now you are a part of it. Welcome to “One Size Never Fits All.”
Clearly this is much more informal than a book, but perhaps this is the perfect format for my dream! Not only will I be able to share my life’s experiences as a big guy with the world, but the world will be able to share back with me. I think this could be much more rewarding.
Come along and laugh with me, but please — do it your own way. After all, One Size Never Fits All.