|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous by Oscar Wilde:
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My chamber is ceiled with cedar and odorous with myrrh. The pillars
of my bed are of cedar and the hangings are of purple. My bed is
strewn with purple and the steps are of silver. The hangings are
sewn with silver pomegranates and the steps that are of silver are
strewn with saffron and with myrrh. My lovers hang garlands round
the pillars of my house. At night time they come with the flute
players and the players of the harp. They woo me with apples and on
the pavement of my courtyard they write my name in wine.
From the uttermost parts of the world my lovers come to me. The
kings of the earth come to me and bring me presents.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Jolly Corner by Henry James:
wasn't only THAT, that you hadn't been at home," she went on. "I
waited till the hour at which we had found Mrs. Muldoon that day of
my going with you; and she arrived, as I've told you, while,
failing to bring any one to the door, I lingered in my despair on
the steps. After a little, if she hadn't come, by such a mercy, I
should have found means to hunt her up. But it wasn't," said Alice
Staverton, as if once more with her fine intentions - "it wasn't
His eyes, as he lay, turned back to her. "What more then?"
She met it, the wonder she had stirred. "In the cold dim dawn, you
say? Well, in the cold dim dawn of this morning I too saw you."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
utilize the man's plans to his own end. He, too, must keep out
of the clutches of his host.
"You may take the men north as fast as possible," he said to
the head-man. "I shall return and attempt to lead the Big Bwana
to the west."
The Negro assented with a grunt. He had no desire to follow
this strange white man who was afraid at night; he had less to
remain at the tender mercies of the Big Bwana's lusty warriors,
between whom and his people there was long-standing blood
feud; and he was more than delighted, into the bargain, for a
legitimate excuse for deserting his much hated Swede master.
The Son of Tarzan