Monday, February 04, 2008

p. 123 (Or: tag, I'm IT)

I checked my RSS feeds this morning, and discovered that I had been tagged by James Spinti in a little social-networking game.

Here are the rules:

  • Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more (no cheating!)
  • Find page 123
  • Find the first five sentences
  • Post the next three sentences
  • Tag five people

The closest qualifying book was Icons by Robin Cormack, which I picked up while I was in Chicago observing at the AIA/APA convention. Page 123 gets us into the back of the book (a gorgeous, albeit slim volume) into a catalogue of the icons in the British Museum:

42. Icon with the Mother of God Tikhviniskaya, with metal revetment

Russian, eighteeth century. 36.4 x 31.1 cm
1998.6–5.10

Bequeathed by Sir Frank Kenyon Roberts in 1998

Somehow, the description there seems wholly inadequate. So, I made a quick scan:

There, that's better.

I hereby tag Nathan Eady http://mistersanity.blogspot.com/, Josh Mugele http://1-monkey.blogspot.com/, Mark Grapengater http://rom116.blogspot.com/, Mark Harris http://mdharris.wordpress.com/, and Jeremy Bear http://www.jeremybear.com/blogger/

1 comment:

jstew said...

All sin has its being and origin in the fact that man wants to be his own judge. And in wanting to be that, and thinking and acting accordingly, he and his whole world is in conflict with God. It is an unreconciled world, and therefore a suffering world, a world given up to destruction.
Church Dogmatics and Introduction by Helmut Gollwitzer