Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Page 56 Meme

I've been memed! Here's the challenge, from Tracy over at Beyond My Picket Fence:

The rules:

Grab the book nearest you, turn to page 56 and go to the fifth sentence, typing that sentence and a few others around it.

The book closest to me is Objects of Grace: Conversations on Creativity and Faith by James Romaine. Here's what we find on page 56:

"I witnessed the effect of absent parents on the lives of many of my college students. In Lord of the Flies, Golding seems to be reacting to Romanticism by showing our tendency to sin even in a pristine natural environment. I placed the boys in a perfectly controlled man-made garden to suggest that even if man were to have the absolute dominion he desires, the results would be the same."

This is from an interview with the painter Mary McCleary.

Now I'm supposed to meme a few unsuspecting victims of my own. Okay, then, Heather, Dulce and Angela, you're up!


Angela said...

Oh crumbs! The book nearest to me is one I wrote myself and self-published on Lulu! I have to get ready for housegroup mow, but I will type up my sentences later this evening!!

Tracy said...

Your book sounds like a really fascinating read Frances.

Dulce Domum said...

The book you turned to sounds really good. Is it? I shall do the meme a bit later on, when I've got rid of my pupil!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Angela--I love that the book nearest you is one you wrote yourself! Quote away!

Tracy and Dulce, Objects of Grace is wonderful. The interviews are with visual artists who are doing amazing work. So much of today's religious popular art is not good--is sentimental, literal, what have you--but there are artists who are deeply spiritual (and in the case of the artists interviewed in this book, Christian) who are making serious, beautiful and profound art. My only complaint about the book is that you don't get any sort of introductory bios of the artists. I guess that's what Google is for ...