Wednesday, September 28, 2005


One of the new online memes, which I plucked from the thought-provoking Music and Cats, is "23/5." It works this way:

1. Delve into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the 5th sentence.
4. Post the sentence in your blog. Ponder it for meaning, subtext, or hidden agendas….
5. Tag 5 others to do the same.

Here's the 23rd post in The Mysterious Traveler Sets Out, posted Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003:

One percent magic
Ninety-nine percent of writing is practice and hard work, but the one percent that's magic is important, too. The Oct. 27 issue of The New Yorker has an article on the career of Toni Morrison. The article closes with Morrison showing the writer where she writes—not in her office, but on a rustic Norwegian wood table in her kitchen. That makes perfect sense.

The problem here is that this post has only four sentences. There is nothing to ponder for meaning, subtext, or hidden agendas. Whew!

1 comment:

  1. Contemplating the 5th sentence in a 4 sentence paragraph is very zen. Sort of like considering a falling leaf without thinking about the leaf, or the sound of one hand crapping.