page 45 [and your love life] – (en)

In spite of hosts of deniers, and asserters, and wise-men, and professors, I come from a land where people still are adverse to sitting down to dine thirteen at a table, or being helped to salt, or walking under a ladder, of seeing a single magpie flirting his chequered tale. We, the Celts, on other hand visionary without scratching, do not believe in witches, but we know them too well!
So, when someone e-mailed me the pictured below short-of-literary-got-me-sprung-bible-dip I couldn’t resist [despite being fully aware my love life is like everyone else’s —great, and then terrible, and then non-existent…].
PAGE 45 [AND YOUR LOVE LIFE]_0_Dugutigui
Hmmm… Unfortunately the book I had next to me was Bukowski’s —already off on the wrong foot— “The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship”, in his Spanish version.  I flipped to page 45, and there it was, right at the top:
“It’s 1 a.m. Why don’t I stop now and get some sleep?”
Damn! I know things are rough all over, and anybody who wanders around the world saying, «Hell yes, I’m Celt,» deserves whatever happens to him … but hell, this really is my love life? —stop and get some sleep?
But then, from a deeper-great-beyond-level, my favorite poet seems to know me well enough to write such a profound truth, and find the right place to put it. The damn page 45!!
Think your love life is better than mine? Please try and let us know! Comment your findings! Keep the Magic Alive!
It’s 1 a.m. I stop now and get some sleep…
Page 45 [and your love life] – Dugutigui
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In the “Diula” language in Mali, the term « dugutigui » (chief of the village), literally translated, means: «owner of the village»; «dugu» means village and «tigui», owner. Probably the term is the result of the contraction of «dugu kuntigui» (literally: chief of the village).
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34 respuestas a page 45 [and your love life] – (en)

  1. At my age, sleep sounds good most nights. };-)>

  2. El Guapo dijo:

    I’d love to try the challenge, but I don’t know how to read.

  3. puzzleblume dijo:

    You just caused me the first heavy laughter of the morning!
    Serendipity, the funny fairy, made me grab the book nearest to my left shoulder in a range of books, standing on my window sill,
    I’m glad not knowing any about window sills to the left, but there might be some:
    Miguel de Unamuno’s «Frieden im Krieg» / «Paz en la Guerra» I once bought on a flea market. Doesn’t this fact plus the title already mean something?
    The first sentence nearly hit me off my chair, even it was just the second half of a long compound sentence.
    «… dem starken Stamm der Eiche, ein gesunder Saft unter der wuchernden Moosdecke zirkuliert.» =»… as in a stronk trunk of the oak, a sound juice floating under the sprawling cover of moss.»
    Well… it somehow makes me blush. 😆

    • Dugutigui dijo:

      I thought the post was about love life, not porno life … Hahahaha!
      I’m telling you, books are a uniquely portable magic, and disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
      Great great comment!

  4. winterbayne dijo:

    I randomly pick a book on my e-reader. It’s a YA sci-fi read with a touch or romance. At least I have a shot at something good right!!!

    Wrong. First sentence is…

    «No, look, she’s not even breathing.»

  5. Joaquín Arroyo dijo:

    Página 45, Las armas secretas, de Cortázar: …con una grosería que me dejó tan desconcertada que no sabía adónde mirar; pero lo peor fue que luego se la pasó a la pelirroja, que terminó de vaciarla.»
    If I had to translate this: …with rude comment I was so taken aback that I did not know where to look, but the worst was when she handed it to the redhead and she finished emptying it.

    • Dugutigui dijo:

      Bueno, eso suena bastante bien… dos mujeres, cierto desenfado y algo de beber… que más se puede pedir 🙂
      Mis mas sinceras felicitaciones (no sin cierta envidia) 🙂

  6. Joe Passito dijo:

    I did the thing with the book lying in front of me, a dictionary. First entry on page 45: «apology»…

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  8. Nearest book to me was a cookbook, and on page 45 there were no words, just pictures of sandwiches….Somehow, this is strangely appropriate. Thanks for this post, it was a lot of fun!

  9. this is a very funny read — thank you !

  10. mooonalila dijo:

    That’s what happens when one defers to Bukowski… Very funny ! 😀

    I’m glad with the symbolism of my sentence :
    «Le ciel souvent se voit la nuit» ~Paul Eluard
    («The sky often is visible at night»)

    Thanks for the game 😉

  11. Kim dijo:

    What a fun experiment! As luck would have it, the book nearest me was the large Pottery Barn deco guide holding up my monitor. And clearly, my love life needs some work, as the first sentence on page 45 said something about an “open-plan family space” becoming “increasingly common”. HashtagOuch.

  12. Beginner’s Guide To Digital Painting (in photoshop):

    «Keeping the ‘brush’ at one size throughout would give you a texture that doesn’t adhere to the perspective so ‘manually change the size’ as you go along the cliffs.»

    *Blinks slowly* crickey! 😀

  13. caregivingstinks dijo:

    Oh, dear. It’s “The Money Book” by Dave Ramsey, and the first full sentence on p. 45 is, “You’re dealing with a moron in a cubicle 500 miles away, and you have to treat them that way.” Hmmm. I don’t even do phone sex, so not sure what to make of this. Maybe I need to find release in creep calling strangers with area codes at least 500 miles from mine?

    • Dugutigui dijo:

      Complicated … To every rule there is an exception —and an idiot ready to demonstrate it. I must be the one! Anyhow, disbelief in magic can force a soul into believing in government and business. 🙂
      Thanks a lot for spending time in this silly game!

  14. FeyGirl dijo:

    I’ve just begun something I can’t wait to delve into: The out-of-print «My Secret Life,» an enormous 2-volume set tracing the sexual memoirs of a well-to-do Victorian gentleman (a diary). First volume’s 1300 pages, so I expect lots of kink.

    «The old doctor I expect guessed my temperament, and thought, by thoroughly occupying and fatiguing me, to prevent erotic thoughts.» Yep. Uncannily on-target.

    • Dugutigui dijo:

      It seems books are a uniquely portable magic! You may try the second volume though 🙂 🙂 or not to follow the old doctor poor judgment!
      Thanks a lot for spending time with this game!

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