|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"You see," explained the Lavender King in denying them this privilege,
"he's a very valuable bear, because his magic is a correct guide on
all occasions, and especially if one is in difficulties. It was the
Pink Bear who told us that Ugu the Shoemaker had stolen the Cookie
"And the King's magic is just as wonderful," added Cayke, "because it
showed us the Magician himself."
"What did he look like?" inquired Dorothy.
"He was dreadful!"
"He was sitting at a table and examining an immense Book which had
three golden clasps," remarked the King.
The Lost Princess of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
La Figlia Che Pianga
Thou hast nor youth nor age
But as it were an after dinner sleep
Dreaming of both.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Some Reminiscences by Joseph Conrad:
Valley of the Reuss. It was a delightful time. It was much more
like a stroll than a tramp. Landing from a Lake of Lucerne
steamer in Fluellen, we found ourselves at the end of the second
day, with the dusk overtaking our leisurely footsteps, a little
way beyond Hospenthal. This is not the day on which the remark
was made: in the shadows of the deep valley and with the
habitations of men left some way behind, our thoughts ran not
upon the ethics of conduct but upon the simpler human problem of
shelter and food. There did not seem anything of the kind in
sight, and we were thinking of turning back when suddenly at a
bend of the road we came upon a building, ghostly in the