Page 123, para 5…

I was tagged by Jo long time back. But couldn’t do it as I was busy and then I completely forgot about it. Sorry Jo.

I am supposed to write the 5th paragraph of the page 123 of the book I am currently reading. (if the page does not have 5th paragraph, take the last paragraph. And if the book doesn’t have page no. 123, take the last page.) I don’t know the reason for the tag as the importance of the fifth paragraph from page 123 of a book as it can be anything.

For example, I am currently reading Playing for Pizza by John Grisham. The fifth paragraph of the page 123 is a single sentence:

After 10:00p.m., it was almost impossible to find a space anywhere near his apartment, and it was not unusual to park a dozen blocks away.

In the case of the book that I read last—Kill Me by Stephen White—it is an even shorter sentence:

But had I been ready for a wife, when Thea and I said “I do”?

So I thought of doing something more meaningful. So here is a sentence (it is the only sentence on that page) of page 123 from Messiah’s Handbook by Richard Bach.

If you want to meet someone who can fix any situation you don’t like, who can bring you happiness in spite of what other people say or believe, look in a mirror, then say the magic word: “Hello.”


  1. Paresh said,

    October 21, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Great 🙂

  2. Anju said,

    October 21, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    That last qoute is so true!! I just wrote something in TP about the same.

  3. Vijaya said,

    October 22, 2007 at 6:42 am

    Very Nice ! 🙂

  4. mathew said,

    October 22, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    yeah..the last quote was awesome..times when we look for answers elsewhere we often forget to make peace with the title of the last book!! 🙂

  5. Vijaya said,

    October 22, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    & hello! 🙂

  6. Alexis Leon said,

    October 22, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    Paresh: Thanks

    Anju: I read the TP post. Sad…

    Vijaya: Thanks Vijaya and hi to you too…

    Mathew: MH is a small book, will fit in your pocket and each page contains a single sentence–one thought; expressed brilliantly. One could write an article based on that. Great book.

  7. Jo said,

    October 24, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Thank you for taking up the tag, Alexis. 🙂 And the last quote is so true!

  8. Dhanya said,

    October 24, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    Yes it’s really a magic word..
    Nice to see you back 🙂

  9. emmanuel said,

    October 25, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    nothing different to say from others…..Richard Bach quote is wonderful…………thanx that u shared it………… 🙂

    hope to see more of u in the future………. 🙂

  10. Bindu said,

    October 29, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Richard Bach is Paulo Coelho in another form, or the other way round. I don’t hae MH, but it is there fully in another of his books – Illusions. Gifted by one of my friends years back, it still is a treasured possession.
    Great to see you back.

  11. jaalakam said,

    November 5, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    I looked in the mirror and said the magic word, “Hello.”
    A mild wind entered my room through the window, hugged me lightly, and vanished somewhere !

    Thanks to Richard Bach..