Monday, June 02, 2008

The Took Bag (or the "Book Tag")

Pardon the spoonerism! I couldn't resist.

Okay, so Eve's Lungs has tagged me to do this. And it's a remarkable coincidence that a book we both have in common is what I am re-reading (for the nth time) right now.

The rules are:
  1. Pick up the nearest book.
  2. Open to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the next three sentences.
  5. Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you .

And I have, from The Chestry Oak by Kate Seredy (I'd so much rather be blogging my favorite bit instead of random lines from page 123):

"Take each piece of happening that, by itself, was just a meaningless hurt and
find its place in the big picture. Do it over and over, because that way one
came to understand things, and they hurt less. He had, since his seventh
birthday, come to understand a lot and the knowledge he now held within himself
was not made of sharp, separate hurts."


Wow. Would you look at that. "Random lines", I said, and yet they hold . They cope with pain. And make you stronger as you relive your own pain. This is why - though the book is prescribed reading for 9-12 year olds - I still love it, and it moves me every time.

I tag Sbora, Aunty G, Diligent Candy, A Muser and Dipali. Please tell me when you've done the tag!

Thanks Eve's Lungs :)

12 comments:

The Weekend Blogger said...

This is so true. Bhalo Acho to ? How's the heat in Dubai ? Are you on facebook?

Thinking Cramps said...

Hey! I'm fine. How are YOU? Nope, am not on Facebook. And the heat in Dubai is pretty bad. Am getting so tanned that I hear Gauri Khan is out baying for vengeance 'coz I beat her bronzed look!

Diligent Candy said...

ooooh bronzed look ...you should have asked for more dahej!

anyhow ...i am verrrry flattered aapne iss na-cheez ke baare mein socha ...so i did the tag in record time and speed, inshallah you will like it...

Anonymous said...

Oooh, how I enjoy the good Doctor Spooner || The jolly old mixed-up codger || Poor old me you did tag || Do forgive me if I lag || It's been so long since I've been a decent blogger.

Love and hugs:-)
Aunty G.

A Muser said...

Done, Anamika!

sbora said...

Thanks for tagging me--its done and it was fun!

Thinking Cramps said...

Candy: I think blogs get updated slower here, because I haven't seen a new post on your blog since yesterday - it's still the birthday one. Heading across to tr my luck once more.

Aunty G: Get to work, do not shirk. It's been a while, since you made us smile, and added a daily perk! (you can see i am out of touch with imericking!)

A Muser and Bora: Thanks for being such sports! Heading over to check it out!

eve's lungs said...

Oh the Chestry Oak - lovely , Anamika . Thanks for doing it !

eve's lungs said...

Tagged again , sweetie ! Dont kill me - you'lllike this one too !

A Muser said...

Tagged ya!

Thinking Cramps said...

Eve's Lungs: Yay. Will check it out.

A Muser: Whoa! You posted AGAIN? What have I done? I've created a blogging monster :)

Thanks.

Mystic Margarita said...

Will add this one to my to-read list. Thanks :)