Monday, February 13, 2012

The Butter Knife

`Two days wrong!' sighed the Hatter. `I told you butter wouldn't suit the works!' 
`It was the best butter,' the March Hare meekly replied.
`Yes, but some crumbs must have got in as well,' the Hatter grumbled: `you shouldn't have put it in with the butter-knife.'

Go to the kitchen and get a butter knife…a clean one. Make sure you are living with someone who won’t be freaked out about you walking around the house with a butter knife. Go to the book shelf and reach for the second shelf from the top and place the pinky of your right hand on the right edge of the case. Then stretch out your hand and touch a book with your thumb. Pull that book out half way. Stick the butter knife into the pages about half way through. Pull out the book and go to the page with the knife. Scan the text. Somewhere there is a sentence that holds the key to a problem you have been working on this week. Maybe it won’t be apparent at first but if you close your eyes and take a deep breath, it will come to you.

The magic that makes that trick work can be put to use for your idea if you can work its hidden truth.


  1. Tried this, and guess which book I found...
    "I Told you Butter Wouldn't Suit the Works" written by a true heretic. Try searching for it on Amazon...

  2. Frances, thanks for making the connection. Who knows where our species' compulsion to search for patterns will lead us? Glad to get to know a fellow heretic.

    I'll take a look at your book. Are you also the same person who does this art? If so, I really love the idea of using earth as pigment.