|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Before Adam by Jack London:
which to roost. As for food, I knew where to find it.
For the last year at least I had not been beholden to
my mother for food. All she had furnished me was
protection and guidance.
I crawled softly out through the bushes. Once I looked
back and saw the Chatterer still chanting and
teetering. It was not a pleasant sight. I knew pretty
well how to be cautious, and I was exceedingly careful
on this my first journey in the world.
I gave no thought as to where I was going. I had but
one purpose, and that was to go away beyond the reach
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
immense debt. After he had taken a turn or two up and down the
gallery he came out again and descended the steps. He was but
slenderly supplied with a certain social boldness - it was really a
weakness in him - so that, conscious of a want of acquaintance with
the four persons in the distance, he gave way to motions
recommended by their not committing him to a positive approach.
There was a fine English awkwardness in this - he felt that too as
he sauntered vaguely and obliquely across the lawn, taking an
independent line. Fortunately there was an equally fine English
directness in the way one of the gentlemen presently rose and made
as if to "stalk" him, though with an air of conciliation and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn:
did not look as if they had been cut. Then he thought to himself:-- "Either
this is an illusion made by goblins, or I have been lured into the dwelling
of a Rokuro-Kubi... (4) In the book Soshinki (5) it is written that if one
find the body of a Rokuro-Kubi without its head, and remove the body to
another place, the head will never be able to join itself again to the
neck. And the book further says that when the head comes back and finds
that its body has been moved, it will strike itself upon the floor three
times,-- bounding like a ball,-- and will pant as in great fear, and
presently die. Now, if these be Rokuro-Kubi, they mean me no good;-- so I
shall be justified in following the instructions of the book."...
He seized the body of the aruji by the feet, pulled it to the window, and