My good friend Boxer Rebellion has tagged me with this latest meme, so I will be a good sport and participate. You, readership, are under no obligation to return the favor. I will respond to tags but will not inflict them upon any of you. :-) If this seems like someone you'd be interested in, by all means, participate at will!
Here are the rules, as proposed by another dear friend, FranIAm.
1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
The bookshelf behind me here in the computer room is full of them. So I decided to pick one at random. I found The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, a paperback edition from the 1970s inherited from my mother with yellowed pages.
2. Find Page 123.
3. Find the first 5 sentences and read them.
4. Post the next 3 sentences.
It would be nice, living by the sea with piles of little kids and pigs and chickens, wearing what my grandmother called wash dresses, and sitting about in some kitchen with bright linoleum and fat arms, drinking pots of coffee.
"How do you get into that prison?"
"You get a pass."