“The past was dead, the future was unimaginable”
From 1984 on [Stanza](http://www.pure-mac.com/iphone/docviewers.html#stanza) on my [iPhone](http://www.apple.com/iphone/) — so the page number is probably a bit [questionable](http://www.zellyn.com/2008/09/on-page-numbers-and-electronic-texts.html).
* Grab the nearest book.
* Open it to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.