Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I Wuz Tagged! Now You're It!

Chas Clifton over at Letters From Hardscrabble Creek tagged me, so how can I refuse?

It's this fun bookish meme I have seen but not tried yet.

Here is the challenge:

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.

Because of the layout of the book (Metaphysical Media: The Occult Experience in Popular Culture by Emily Edwards), the fifth sentence spills over onto the following page. The next three sentences happen to be about one of my favorite films:

"With its 'once upon a time' opening, the film Chocolat (2000) seems to evoke a fairy-tale magic, but its sentiments are largely New Age. A single mother, Avienne (Juliette Binoche), arrives in a small French village to open up her chocolate shop during Lent, a season of soul-searching, repentance, and self-denial. Avienne uses an ancient Mayan recipe (unrefined cacao with a pinch of chili) to unlock hidden yearnings and reveal the destinies of the customers bold enough to enter a chocolate shop during Lent."

I tag Bo, John, Luna, Hecate, and Jade.

1 comment :

Luna said...

This is from The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Life Purpose through Nature, Ritual and Community by Malidoma Patrice Some:

"Here, old means someone who is dry, solid, lasting. Thus the old and the elders embody stability, dependability, and wisdom. In this capacity, they become a frame of reference, a research center."