Thursday, December 21, 2006


I was tagged by Clifford in a chain-process with the following instructions:
  • Grab the book closest to you.
  • Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog.
  • Name the book and the author.
  • Tag three people.

The book closest to me, believe it or not, is Albert Einstein's 'Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie'. The number on the last page of the index is 112. Will you allow I take the next book? Let me try. It has more than 123 pages! Here we go:

    "He was amazed. 'How can it be? I passed through three magic gates. I talked with Uyulala, then I fell asleep. But I can't possibly have slept that long.'

    'Space and time,' said Engywook, 'must be different in there'. "

From 'The Neverending Story' by Michael Ende.

Ah, now who do I tag? Let's see... I'll have to tag Alejandro, who's destined to have an interesting book near him... Then, oh yeah, lets take Tomasso and Lubos. Merry Christmas :-)


  1. Life As A Work of Art
    Let them remember that there is meaning in absurdity.
    Let them be sure that every deed counts,that every word has power, and that all we can do is our share to redeeem the world, in spite of all the absurdities and all the frustrations and all the disappointments.
    And above all let them remember to build a life as if it were a work of Art. You're not a machine. And you are young. Start working on this great work of art called your own existence.

    Page 123 The Jewish Prophet by
    Rabbi Dr Michael J. Shire (and Ilana Tahan)

  2. Here is one end of this chain. Great way to waste bandwith I guess 8-)

  3. Great way to waste bandwith

    Yes, indeed :-) And the chain has also a beginning, kind of... Following the links back via

    + Clifford's Asymptotia
    + IrrationalPoint's Soapbox
    + Woman of Color Blog
    + Zuky
    + The Silence of Our Friends
    + Dark Sun
    + Alien memoirs
    + On the Face
    + Rantings of a Sandmonkey
    + Jad's Thoughts
    + Naryat’s small corner in the world
    + aya almusa

    the track gets lost with Aya Almusa in Amman, Jordan, who on Dezember 4 was tagged by some qwaider and darwish, but without further links to them. The wandering path of this tagging is really amazing :-). And even crazier that it starts in Amman with a quote from Kant's Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik... That's encouraging. Ex oriente lux ;-)

  4. Hi Sabine,

    without even attempting at hiding my ignorance: when you say "tag", you mean you just place a link to a site in your post, or is there something I am missing ?

    Because I do not understand how this propagates, if people do not check their incoming links...

    Let me know!


  5. Hi Tomasso,

    I'm kind of confused. I am reasonably sure I sent you an email before I jumped on the plane. I meant to leave a note on your blog as well, but I was late. If the email didn't go to you, then who did I sent it to?




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