|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
see them prosper."
In spite of the second rebuff, the Daemon of Hatred thought he would
try to influence Santa Claus. So the next day he entered the busy
workshop and said:
"Good morning, Santa! I have bad news for you."
"Then run away, like a good fellow," answered Santa Claus. "Bad news
is something that should be kept secret and never told."
"You cannot escape this, however," declared the Daemon; "for in the
world are a good many who do not believe in Santa Claus, and these you
are bound to hate bitterly, since they have so wronged you."
"Stuff and rubbish!" cried Santa.
A Kidnapped Santa Claus
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
of the advancing line of the drive.
"Where are the rabbits?" she asked of Annixter. "I don't see any
"They are way ahead of us yet," he said. "Here, take the
He passed her his field glasses, and she adjusted them.
"Oh, yes," she cried, "I see. I can see five or six, but oh, so
"The beggars run 'way ahead, at first."
"I should say so. See them run,--little specks. Every now and
then they sit up, their ears straight up, in the air."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Soul of the Far East by Percival Lowell:
believer drops his little votive offering with the same affectionate
zeal, and in Asia, as in Europe, the mites of the many make the
might of the mass.
But behind all this is the religion of the few,--of those to whom
sensuous forms cannot suffice to represent super-sensuous cravings;
whose god is something more than an anthropomorphic creation; to
whom worship means not the cramping of the body, but the expansion
of the soul.
The rays of the truth, like the rays of the sun, which universally
seems to have been man's first adoration, have two properties
equally inherent in their essence, warmth and light. And as for the