Beth posted the instructions for "five books meme" here (at Dec. 6th). Following are my results:
“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. And he would have broken from the circle, but Miss Cathy seized him again. Why his final words to her referenced the famous painting, Sophie had no idea, but she could think of only one possibility. Eh bien, moi, j’en ai assez des gens qui meurent pour une idée [trans. “as for me, I know some folks who would die for an idea”(*)]. I been there before.
- Little Women (actually it is a volume of three Louisa May Alcott novels, but I thought it would be dull to use them for each of the first three sentences of my paragraph)
- Wuthering Heights
- The Da Vinci Code (how embarrassing!)
- La peste [trans. The Plague]
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
*I confess that I did not use a dictionary for this translation and have not studied French since 1990 so I make no claims as to the accuracy of my translation.
So, what I am supposed to be doing is (a) preparing a sermon for Sunday - on bearing witness to the light; (b) creating my lesson plan for the youth Sunday school class; and (c) scheduling the next liturgy commission meeting. This bit of procrastination now behind me, onward and upward. . . (wow, a Google Search of "onward and upward" and "procrastination" yielded 357 hits. . .)