Saturday, September 22, 2012

The meaning of life can be found in the 5th sentence on page 52 :)

I didn't realize that this was "International Book Week," until someone posted to my wall on FB. Actually what you are supposed to do is grab the book closest to you. Turn to page 52 and post the 5th sentence down to your status.

I did this and I am not sure what it is meant to do, because you don't post the title of the book. I guess that it may make someone curious about the book - but then you don't know which one. Or it may remind someone that reading is still very interesting.

Robyn's post to my wall was - 'The key is minor, the three notes a magic triad' - She plays the cello. My post was 'This condemnation of technology is ingratitude, that's what it is.'

Now I could have posted - 'You never read a book on psychology, Tippy.' - both books were close and both lines could reflect my interest in how things are perceived.

I'm curious now, does the 5th sentence on page 52 of any book reflect the reader's general interest? My husband reads mysteries.  I took a look at page 52 in the book he is currently reading - there were only 4 sentences and the chapter ended - that's odd.  The 4th line read - 'You know that, don't you?' - Very mysterious :)

This is my 52 photo in my cache of over 400 for this year.  It may look like reality; but I took it because sometimes on cold winter days the smoke from chimneys stretches across the sky like angels.

I'm surprised that the organizers of "International Book Week" didn't pick page 42 after all it is the meaning of life :) The 5th sentence on page 42 of the first book above is - 'In fact, those words themselves were what formed the world.' And from the second - 'He wanted us to have one of the first issued.' and from my husband's book - 'Pay as you go.' And from the book that created 42 as the meaning of life - p52 - 'It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't QED.' And p42 - 'The shape moved again.'

Something to think about.  In all this randomness, there is meaning or at least some of us can draw a little meaning from the wildly unrelated!!

'Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.'
Jules de Gaultier

Read a book today - they make interesting comments on the meaning of life!!

No comments:

Post a Comment