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The Page 123 Meme

Both Cecilieaux from Shavings Off My Mind and Wench from Wenchwire have tagged me to do the same meme, which is a good thing, because memes are spreading like scabies through a group of hippies, and I have more than one stacked up to do.

The 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.
The book nearest me is Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated. I have not read one word of it aside from the cover.

The reason that it is near me is that I grabbed it off the bookshelf this morning so that I had something, anything, in my purse. I left my usual purse in a cab last night, and now I have no ID, no bank card, no receipts for reimbursement through my health plan, no notebook with my latest writing, and no hair goo. Carrying another purse with a book inside it that I am not even reading was a desperate act at 7:45 a.m. to feel less lost as I started my day, but it has turned out to be a good thing. You do not have to suffer through the telephone book's yellow pages or a Microsoft Excel manual.

Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated, Page 123, Sentences 6 to 8:

He sometimes looked in the mirror for hours at a time, making faces, tensing muscles, winking, smiling, puckering. He had never seen another man naked, and so had no idea if his body was normal. The word "butterfly" made him blush, although he didn't know why.

Five people, who may or may not participate, depending on their desire, are tagged:
  • Ingrid from Ice Cream Is Nice Cream
  • Uberfrau from Happy Friday
  • Aithne from BellaDrama
  • Mariposa from Mariposa's Tales
  • Rockycat
  • I am a participant in Blog 365.

    Merrie Melodies - "Duck Amuck"

    50x365 #144: Susan