|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Enchanted Island of Yew by L. Frank Baum:
"Who is the High Ki of Twi?" asked Prince Marvel.
"No one knows," answered Nerle.
"And what is the Kingdom of Twi like?"
"No one knows that," answered Nerle.
"Then," returned the prince, with a smile, "if by chance we visit the
place we shall know more than any one else."
At noon they ate luncheon by the wayside, Nerle having filled his
pouch by stealth at the breakfast table. There were great fragments
of rock lying all about them, and the sun beat down so fiercely that
the heat reflected from the rocks was hard to bear. So the travelers
did not linger over their meal, but remounted and rode away as soon as
The Enchanted Island of Yew
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Anthem by Ayn Rand:
Forests over the land, among the Cities.
And it is whispered that they have grown
over the ruins of many cities of the
Unmentionable Times. The trees have
swallowed the ruins, and the bones under
the ruins, and all the things which perished.
And as we look upon the Uncharted Forest
far in the night, we think of the
secrets of the Unmentionable Times.
And we wonder how it came to pass that
these secrets were lost to the world.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
Miss Daisy Miller stopped and stood looking at him. Her prettiness
was still visible in the darkness; she was opening and closing her
enormous fan. "She doesn't want to know me!" she said suddenly.
"Why don't you say so? You needn't be afraid. I'm not afraid!"
And she gave a little laugh.
Winterbourne fancied there was a tremor in her voice; he was touched, shocked,
mortified by it. "My dear young lady," he protested, "she knows no one.
It's her wretched health."
The young girl walked on a few steps, laughing still.
"You needn't be afraid," she repeated. "Why should she want
to know me?" Then she paused again; she was close to the parapet