1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
One of my favorite books, the mists of Avalon
She heard herself say without volition, "I too found it impossible, that Lyonnesse and Ahtarrath and Ruta should fall and vanish away as if they have never been. Do you believe that it is true, that the gods are punishing the land of Atlantis for their sins?"
" I do not believe the gods work that way," the man at herside said. " The land trembles in the great ocean beyond the ocean we know, and although the people of Atlantis spoke of the lost lands of Mu and Hy-Brasil, still I know that in the greatest ocean beyond the sunset, the land shakes, and islands rise and dissapear even where the folk know nothing of sin or evil, but live as the innocent ones before the Gods gave us knowledge to choose good or ill. And if the earth gods wreak vengeance on the sinless and the sinful alike, than this further destruction can not be punishement for sins, but is in the way of all nature. I do not know if their is purpose in this destruction, or whether the land is yet no settled into its final form, even as we men and woman are not yet perfected. Perhaps the land too struggles to evolve its soul and perfect itself.