Ever play the game with the telephone books? (I wonder how much longer we will have telephone books? Are they a thing of the past? oops, I digress….) I guess you could also play this with a dictionary.
You open the telephone book and look at the two words printed at the top of the page. Our minds will attempt to make connections. Our eyes try to find patterns. Read them together for a sometimes-humorous connection. These are actual finds from my phone book that sits on my desk:
When we go looking for just the right book, the same phenomenon occurs. Book lovers often have neck strain – not from reading or writing but from standing in front of bookcases – at home, at the library or in the bookstores – staring at book spines. We tilt our head to the right reading the titles. Awkward, isn’t it?
After a time of reading all those titles with a slanted head, the words begin to merge and reading one title to another might actually start making sense. I think our brain cells roll right and ram into one another. Cerebellum Collisions!
Anyway I recently heard of Book Spine Poetry. Guess it has been around for a while, but I missed its launch. You create a poem using the titles on the spines of books and take a photo of the books to share with others.
This I believe:
What matters most
Each day with Jesus
With open hands
Listening to God.
To know God
Here I am again, Lord.
Teach me your ways.
Draw me into your friendship.
Lord, change me.
I’m listening Lord
May I have this dance?
Have you tried Book Spine Prayers?