Friday, January 25, 2008

1 2 3 Meme

Michele Q tagged me for this meme, which is a fun one with simple rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I have two books sitting in a pile on my desk. The top one is Small is Still Beautiful by Joseph Pearce, but page 123 is a title page for Part 4: Grounded in the Land. No fifth sentence. No sentences at all! If I cheat and jump to the next page with text (p.125) I get this:

"Our future, and the future of our natural environment, is rooted in the soil. In the years since Schumacher wrote, ecologists have carried out much research into the complex ecosystems that govern and determine the interdependence of life forms. Their research has vindicated Schumacher's insistence that the land is the greatest material resource available to humanity."
The book underneath Small is Still Beautiful is Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI, which does have a page 123, forming part of a section headed 'Compromise and Prophetic Radicalism':
"But is what Jesus says here actually realistic? It is incumbent upon us - is it even legitimate - to act like this? Doesn't some of it, as Neusner objects, destroy all concrete social order?"
So there you ... pick the sentences of your choice - right book, wrong page number or wrong book, right page number.

I tag: Faith, Lucy, Melanie, Rebecca and Shari


Meredith said...

Good one!

HomeFront said...

I wish your books were on my desk! Thanks for the tag,