|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
and when I think of it it takes every bit of determination I
possess to keep from opening my Euclid. If I thought the
multiplication table would help me any I would recite it
from now till tomorrow morning.
"I went down to see the other girls this evening. On my way I met
Moody Spurgeon wandering distractedly around. He said he knew he
had failed in history and he was born to be a disappointment to
his parents and he was going home on the morning train; and it
would be easier to be a carpenter than a minister, anyhow. I
cheered him up and persuaded him to stay to the end because it
would be unfair to Miss Stacy if he didn't. Sometimes I have
Anne of Green Gables
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:
Spiders of the South. On her fat belly, a mighty silk-warehouse
nearly as large as a hazel-nut, are alternate yellow, black and
silver sashes, to which she owes her epithet of Banded. Around
that portly abdomen, the eight long legs, with their dark- and
pale-brown rings, radiate like spokes.
Any small prey suits her; and, as long as she can find supports for
her web, she settles wherever the Locust hops, wherever the Fly
hovers, wherever the Dragon-fly dances or the Butterfly flits. As
a rule, because of the greater abundance of game, she spreads her
toils across some brooklet, from bank to bank among the rushes.
She also stretches them, but not assiduously, in the thickets of
The Life of the Spider
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:
past the office where his son had worked, and he always avoided
PAUL had been many times up to Willey Farm during the autumn.
He was friends with the two youngest boys. Edgar the eldest, would not
condescend at first. And Miriam also refused to be approached.
She was afraid of being set at nought, as by her own brothers.
The girl was romantic in her soul. Everywhere was a Walter Scott
heroine being loved by men with helmets or with plumes in their caps.
Sons and Lovers