|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Little Rivers by Henry van Dyke:
our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise.
It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would
not be fit to enjoy it perfectly, nor stay in it forever.
Our first camp on Tchitagama was at the sunrise end of the lake, in
a bay paved with small round stones, laid close together and beaten
firmly down by the waves. There, and along the shores below, at
the mouth of a little river that foamed in over a ledge of granite,
and in the shadow of cliffs of limestone and feldspar, we trolled
and took many fish: pike of enormous size, fresh-water sharks,
devourers of nobler game, fit only to kill and throw away; huge old
trout of six or seven pounds, with broad tails and hooked jaws,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy:
lock, and she shut herself up. I pushed at the door. There was
no response. Furious, I went away.
"A half hour later Lise came running all in tears. 'What! Has
anything happened? We cannot hear Mamma!' We went toward my
wife's room. I pushed the door with all my might. The bolt was
scarcely drawn, and the door opened. In a skirt, with high
boots, my wife lay awkwardly on the bed. On the table an empty
opium phial. We restored her to life. Tears and then
reconciliation! Not reconciliation; internally each kept the
hatred for the other, but it was absolutely necessary for the
moment to end the scene in some way, and life began again as
The Kreutzer Sonata
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
and blood creatures opposing them.
"Once that truth became implanted in their minds,
it is the theory of many of us, no longer would they fall
prey to the suggestion of the deadly arrows, for greater
would be the suggestion of the truth, and the more
powerful suggestion would prevail--it is law."
"And the banths?" questioned Carthoris. "They, too,
were but creatures of suggestion?"
"Some of them were real," replied Jav. "Those that
accompanied the archers in pursuit of the Torquasians
were unreal. Like the archers, they never returned, but,
Thuvia, Maid of Mars