|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Before Adam by Jack London:
chest with feeble fists.
Also, he had a cough, and he gasped and hacked and
spluttered prodigiously. Every time he tried to climb
the tree we pulled him back, until at last he
surrendered to his weakness and did no more than sit
and weep. And Lop-Ear and I sat with him, our arms
around each other, and laughed at his wretchedness.
From weeping he went to whining, and from whining to
wailing, until at last he achieved a scream. This
alarmed us, but the more we tried to make him cease,
the louder he screamed. And then, from not far away in
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle:
Her voice grew soft as rustling trees,
And cracked and harsh no more.
"Her hair grew glittering, like the gold,
Her hands as white as milk;
Her filthy rags, so foul and old,
Were changed to robes of silk.
"In great amaze the knights did stare.
Quoth Kay, `I make my vow
If it will please thee, lady fair,
I'll gladly kiss thee now_.'
"_But young Sir Keith kneeled on one knee
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad:
Government. They would probably do nothing in the end, after a lot
of trouble and correspondence. The robbery had not come off, after
all. Those vagabonds could be trusted to go to the devil in their
own way. No amount of fuss would bring the poor woman to life
again, and the actual murderer had been done justice to by a chance
shot from Davidson. Better let the matter drop.
"This was good common sense. But he was impressed.
"'Sounds a terrible affair, Captain Davidson.'
"'Aye, terrible enough,' agreed the remorseful Davidson. But the
most terrible thing for him, though he didn't know it yet then, was
that his wife's silly brain was slowly coming to the conclusion
Within the Tides