Book Meme

  • Grab the nearest book.

  • Open it to page 56.

  • Find the fifth sentence.

  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Steh du nicht auf in der Nacht, außer du gehst auf Erkundung aus oder suchst dir draußen ein Örtchen auf

—Die Reden and Loddfafnier, Poetic Edda

It is quite hard to find the fifth sentence inside a poetic text. For people who cannot read german, this sentence means something like "You should not stand up in the night, unless you go to a exploration or you are going to the bathroom". Ok, it's a bad translation, but amusing that it's fairly dark outside and I had to stand up to reach the book - is this a kind of exploration? I hope so.