Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Something Fun to Do

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.

"No other tree in the world, as far as I know, has looked down on so many centuries as the sequoia or opens so many impressive and suggestive views into history. Under the most favorable conditions these giants probably live 5000 years or more, though few of even the larger trees are half as old. The age of one that was felled in Calaveras grove, for the sake of having its stump for a dancing-floor, was about 1300 years, and its diameter measured across the stump twenty-four feet inside the bark."

This is from The Yosemite, by John Muir.

I tag anyone who is reading this and wants to play. If you don't have a blog of your own, you may post in the comments.


Alisa said...

The teasing goes beyond just high spirits. On one occasion the deaf-mute youth climbed a tree with a companion to collect honey. The task has its risks, which are nevertheless worth taking because honey is for the Mbuti the forest's single most desirable gift.

--Escapism, by Yi-Fu Tuan

Mrs. Sinta said...

Thank you, Miss A.