1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
Sadly, after my last post I'm going to end up looking like the Reclaiming-obsessed saddo I undoubtedly am. Because the nearest book was Starhawk's 'Twelve Wild Swans' which has just been returned after being borrowed by a friend. The upside is that the next nearest book would have been a cookery book which couldn't possibly have competed with the following extract for sheer out-of-context weirdness:
"The monster, which was blobby and changed form rapidly, sat on me to smother me. I began to call for my mother, as I had the first time I saw the monster. But when Mother appeared, I realized it was foolish to ask her for help, since she seemed just as harmful to me as the monster; in fact, she seemed to be part of the monster."
See, you always knew us Pagans were a strange lot.
I'm now supposed to tag five more people, but as most of those I think would like to take part seem to have done so already, I'll just say: if you'd like to do this one, consider yourself tagged.