|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Love Songs by Sara Teasdale:
Houses of Dreams
You took my empty dreams
And filled them every one
With tenderness and nobleness,
April and the sun.
The old empty dreams
Where my thoughts would throng
Are far too full of happiness
To even hold a song.
Oh, the empty dreams were dim
And the empty dreams were wide,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Kentish smuggler. This to my pride, you will believe, was not a
THE CONQUEROR carried the flag of Vice-Admiral Plampin, commanding
at the Cape and St. Helena; and at that all-important islet, in
July, 1817, she relieved the flagship of Sir Pulteney Malcolm.
Thus it befel that Charles Jenkin, coming too late for the epic of
the French wars, played a small part in the dreary and disgraceful
afterpiece of St. Helena. Life on the guard-ship was onerous and
irksome. The anchor was never lifted, sail never made, the great
guns were silent; none was allowed on shore except on duty; all day
the movements of the imperial captive were signalled to and fro;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy:
"We must always meet in odd circumstances," he said; "and this is
one of the oddest. I wonder if it means anything?"
"Oh no, I am sure it doesn't," said Grace in haste, quickly
assuming an erect posture. "Pray don't say it any more."
"I hope there was not much money in the purse," said Fitzpiers,
rising to his feet more slowly, and brushing the leaves from his
"Scarcely any. I cared most about the purse itself, because it
was given me. Indeed, money is of little more use at Hintock than
on Crusoe's island; there's hardly any way of spending it."
They had given up the search when Fitzpiers discerned something by