Dec 20, 2006

Roy's meme

Lifted via Paula: Pick up the nearest book, go to page 123, and post the sixth, seventh, and eighth sentences. I've seen this meme before but have never had a book besides my Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style" close at hand, until now.

"If you want it to be air, act as if it's air, breathe it. Try."
Maybe it's something about the presence of an advanced soul, I thought.

(Answer follows. Reveal by highlighting with mouse.) "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" by Richard Bach. The reluctant messiah is trying to explain how he can swim through dirt like it's water. Another earlier messiah chose to walk on water like it was dirt.


Paula said...

Cool. Of course I had no idea what it was. :)

Keera Ann Fox said...

I wouldn't know, either, even though I've read the book a number of times. I rarely remember exact wording.

Sal said...

I thought it sounded like Richard Bach, but had no idea what book it might've been. Whatever of his I read was long ago.

Keera Ann Fox said...

"Illusions" is an old favorite. I even have two copies. But I'm impressed that you got the author's voice from just those sentences, Sal.

Sal said...

It was either Bach or Yoda. :-)

Of course, if you'd said it was someone else, I would've just said, "Oh."

Keera Ann Fox said...