Friday, January 30, 2009

Closest Book to You

Still cameraless and it's driving me NUTS.

I got this from Judy's blog (I also borrowed the idea of coloring the text from her). Try it!

Closest book to you
How to play:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note in your BLOG.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual... Use the CLOSEST

The closest book to me was Wally Lamb's The Hour I First Believed. It's a little hard to figure out the 5th sentence; do I count the continued sentence from the previous page as sentence #1? At any rate, here's what I believe is the 5th sentence:

Yes, she smoked: one Marlboro a day, after her evening meal; she'd done that for years.

Now, this is kind of thing I find intriguing and will do without much prodding and for absolutely no reason. But you may be wondering, "ok, so what?" I have tons of ideas running through my head, though. Wouldn't it be cool to try this as a journaling prompt? I can already see images of an older woman, sitting on her porch and enjoying that one luxurious cigarette as she watches the sun set (you can probably tell I'm a smoker). What about using your sentence as a jumping off point for a sketch? A journal quilt? A mixed media collage?

Hmmm. . . my mind is buzzing!


Craig said...

What a great sentence! I just love it and agree that it is truly inspirational. I see an older woman sitting on a porch swing.....she has greying hair, pulled back loosely in a bun! Wonderful!!


Judy said...

For some reason Blogger decided that I was my husband and not me, don't get rattled by the above's just me! LOL


Michele said...

Lol, thanks for the clarification, Judy. Although I was pleased to think I had a new follower named Craig :-)