Friday, February 04, 2011

Twilight Zone Moment

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone."

A total Twilight Zone moment happened to me last Friday.

I was in Payson (a sweet Arizona moutain town) visiting my parents.  That evening my parents were exhausted after long days at work, so they went to bed and I went downstairs to search for a good book to keep me company until I cruised to la-la land.

Their shelves are full of lots of delicious choices.  I almost decided on the complete short stories of Mark Twain, but then I grabbed this one.

Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott

So that FRIDAY evening (one week ago) I began to page through this pretty purple printed book; past the title sheet and the chapter lists to the very first page...

Where I found this date sheet.  {Insert spooky music}  It took me half a second of looking at it to realize, "Holy cow!  January 28th, that's today.  And ohmygoodness even creepier, today is a Friday!"

So anyhow, I decided by fate of super weird and totally cool cooincidences, I simply must read this book.


Mary Brockway said...

Oh, Geez!!! Put the book down and RUN, HOLLY!!! RUN!!! Yep. Ima Chikin'.


Rella said...

HOLY MOLY!! That is downright startling.......and if the font were any larger I think it would be screaming!! I believe you MUST read this book....I can't wait to hear how you like it.

xox Rella

Jenna K. said...

And, of course, that vintage calendar sheet is AWESOME! Ephemera heaven!

Sarah Martin said...

DOesn't that page full of purple silhouettes make you just want to cut it up? Love that!
-Jenna's sister