The Page 69 Test: Heaven is a Garden
The far-seeing media critic Marshall McLuhan famously suggested that people deciding whether to buy a book should turn to page 69, read what's on it, and then make up their minds. It's a great technique and the results are pretty good. There is even a blog dedicated to it: the page 69 test.
So, of course, I applied this test to my book, 'Heaven is a Garden - Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection'.
Here are the photos and a paragraph from page 69:
Cascades and Traveling Streams
Streams and small cascades often are centerpieces of a serene garden. The sound of water tripping over rocks and the sparkle of the sun off a moving eddy calms us and makes us a little more contemplative. Ralph Waldo Emerson describes this in his book Nature: “Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things?”