|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anthem by Ayn Rand:
"International 4-8818," we asked, "will you report us
to the Council and see us lashed to death before your eyes?"
They stood straight all of a sudden and they answered:
"Rather would we die."
"Then," we said, "keep silent. This place is ours.
This place belongs to us, Equality 7-2521, and to
no other men on earth. And if ever we surrender it,
we shall surrender our life with it also."
Then we saw that the eyes of International 4-8818
were full to the lids with tears they dared not drop.
They whispered, and their voice trembled, so that
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
he is called upon to cure. A bodily disease, which we look upon
as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a
symptom of some ailment in the spiritual
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part. Your pardon once again, good sir, if my speech give the
The Scarlet Letter
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
fertile; he had never seen such fertility. It wound up among the
hills, and all that he was looking at was its broad lower end. The
floor of the valley was about half a mile wide; the stream that ran
down its middle was nearly a hundred feet across, but was exceedingly
shallow - in most places not more than a few inches deep. The sides
of the valley were about seventy feet high, but very sloping; they
were clothed from top to bottom with little, bright-leaved trees -
not of varied tints of one colour, like Earth trees, but of widely
diverse colours, most of which were brilliant and positive.
The floor itself was like a magician's garden. Densely interwoven
trees, shrubs, and parasitical climbers fought everywhere for