Sunday, February 4, 2007

Mike's book tag

Now its my (M) turn:

1) Grab the book closest to you.
2) Open to page 123; go down to the fourth sentence.
3) Post the text of the following three sentences.
4) Name the author and book title.
5) Tag three people to do the same.

"When she met him, she said to him 'Abba, where does Abba Longinus, the servant of God, live?' Not knowing it was he. He said, 'Why are you looking for that old impostor? Do not go to see him, for he is a deceiver. What is the matter with you?'"

From The Sayings of the Desert Fathers translated by Benedicta Ward.

That is a bit out of context, so I guess you'll just have to read it, eh? Kind of Luke meets Yoda--very interesting...

Ok, I'll tag Erin M., Aron R., and Stu B.

3 comments:

thugsb said...

I'm not gonna post this thing on blog as it kinda reminds me of those terrible email-questionaire things we filled out as teenagers when email was new and exciting. Granted, it's a little more mature and allows you to get into the depths of literature, but still, it's so often pointless, so I'll post it here, but I won't start it on my blog. :)

"He took it as a great sign of love, but at the same time it embarrassed him for he didn't quite know what to do with the unexpected liberty.
And that day (the seventh day) the girl told him that her parents were often away from home, and that she was looking forward to inviting Jaromil to her house. After the dazzling explosion of these words there was a prolonged silence; both of them realized what a meeting in an empty house would mean (let us recall that the young lady was quite defenseless in Jaromil's arms)."

The book is Milan Kundera's Life is Everywhere. I've not read it yet, it's on the pile of fictiony things to read (which is why it was closest as I'm on my bed reading this).

I won't pass on the tagging.

rwp8301 said...

Provided with requirements of the law are fulfilled, a person with asthma may possess and use his or her medication while in school, while at a school sponsored activity, while under under the supervision of school personnel, or before or after normal school activities, such as while in before-school or after-school care on school-operated property.

May School personnel insist that a student be medicated to maximize the student's education opportunities?

Each School Board is required to adopt and implement a policy prohibiting any disciplinary action against a student based totally or in part on the refusal of a student's parent or guardian to administer or consent to the administration of psychotropic or psycho stimulant medication to a students.

Illinois School Law Survey, Brian A Braun

M&Y said...

Bob--wow. Nothing makes me happier about reading ancient and medieval literature and philosophy in all its covolutedness than hearing three sentences of educational jargon. If I could figure what it said, I know I could write it in a way that would make more sense than that... Good to know about psychotropic drugs, though... Bravo Ritalin!