|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Sa:
Iktomi he alighted. Very low in Iktomi's ear the peacock
whispered, "Are you willing to keep one condition, though hard it
"Yes! yes! I've told you ten of them if need be!" exclaimed
Iktomi, with some impatience.
"Then I pronounce you a handsome feathered bird. No longer
are you Iktomi the mischief-maker." Saying this the peacock
touched Iktomi with the tips of his wings.
Iktomi vanished at the touch. There stood beneath the tree
two handsome peacocks. While one of the pair strutted about with
a head turned aside as if dazzled by his own bright-tinted tail
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
during the meal discovered time and space in which to find
herself. She talked little, and that principally about the land
and weather, while the man wandered off into a long description of
the difference between the shallow summer diggings of the Lower
Country and the deep winter diggings of the Upper Country.
"You do not ask why I came north?" she asked. "Surely you know."
They had moved back from the table, and David Payne had returned
to his axe-handle. "Did you get my letter?"
"A last one? No, I don't think so. Most probably it's trailing
around the Birch Creek Country or lying in some trader's shack on
the Lower River. The way they run the mails in here is shameful.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy:
said they were staying with their grandmother (their father's
mother), and, pleased that his dispute with her husband had come
to an end, she began telling him how her children played that
they were travelling, just as he used to do with his three dolls,
one of them a negro and another which he called the French lady.
"Can you really remember it all?" said Nekhludoff, smiling.
"Yes, and just fancy, they play in the very same way."
The unpleasant conversation had been brought to an end, and
Nathalie was quieter, but she did not care to talk in her
husband's presence of what could be comprehensible only to her
brother, so, wishing to start a general conversation, she began