the friday 56


*Grab a book, any book. 

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) 

*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) 

*Post it. 

I'm reading All Is Calm: A Maine Christmas Reader (it was edited by a former student)

Once we were deeply into the woods and were standing quietly still for a short rest, a magnificent bull moose crossed ahead of us.  Ignoring us, we watched his sleek, dark body silently disappear, his head bent back to maneuver his great antlers through the branches.  His noble beauty was breathtaking.

When we found a classic balsam fir, it was cut by the boys and shouldered it back to school.  To decorate it, we cut and glued colorful paper chains and popped popcorn so we could string it on the tree.  We also brought out carefully stored ornaments to hang on the branches.  A kind retired doctor who lived nearby provided a practical gift for each child to be placed under the tree, which stood from floor to ceiling filling the room with its pungent fragrance, the essence of Christmas.


fredamans said...

Perfect read for today! Merry Christmas!

Lori said...

Great passage and so neat your former student edited the book! Merry Christmas!


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like a timely story!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Sounds perfect for the season!