Yesterday's opening line was from Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen. I loved the film with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Babette's Feast by the same author is another favourite film, though I have yet to read the book.
I've forgotten most of what I was taught in school about metre and iambs, but the rhythm of this line - I have a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills - is just beautiful, so musical!
To today's dramatic opening line then:
His children are falling from the sky.