There is a scene in the move, where Erin is in a bookstore and she drops a book on the floor. The elderly book seller sees her and offers this wisdom.
(after Erin Castleton has dropped the book) : Don't close it. You should never close a book until you've read something from it.
Well, just a sentence or a word. It can be very, very revealing. Just read something, anything. Well, read from the top, then.
Today we are going to use this wisdom and be open to the wondrous possibilities-in randomly opening a book. Go grab three books and open each book three times and see what leaps out of you. Pick a sentence and play. Rearrange it, or grab a word that you catches your eye, or something off the page that captures your attention-a name or even number. Here are a few of my finds-you are welcome to use them-if you like~
I grabbed one of my husband's book, Gray Ghost. He loves mystery author, William G. Tapply.
"Calhoun woke up with gray light and a cacophony of birdsong seeping in through the bedroom window screen."
Here is a sentence from the book, Foolsgold by Susan G. Wooldridge:
"My neighbor Penny passes a tray of small earthenware pots, a kettle of soil, and four packets of seeds to symbolize what we wish to plant in our lives."
Here I have opened the book, Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams:
"Remember, the teacher or pathway may be the small still voice within, as well as a person, a leaf, a cloud, a stone, a tree, a book, or the Great Spirit."
From, The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman:
"Most of the writing in the journal was Arnish, with captions beneath green and black watercolor paintings."
From, Elephant Winter by Kim Echlin:
"When I closed my eyes I could see mandalas and carved saints and rough stone arches."
Pen a poem inspired by the serendipity of a found sentence, a word, or an image that surfaces as you glance across the page! Go grab some books and be guided by chance or use one of my sentences above to inspire you~
Congrats to those of you who are doing NaPoWriMo-this is the last leg(week) of your challenge-Cheers to you!!!
Queen of Hearts: Now then, are you ready for your sentence?