|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
He remarked with irritation that she was charming both in
face and figure, elegantly dressed and gloved; a lady
undeniable; the picture of distress and innocence; weeping
and lost in the city of diurnal sleep.
'Madam,' he said, 'I protest you have no cause to fear
intrusion; and if I have appeared to follow you, the fault is
in this street, which has deceived us both.' An unmistakable
relief appeared upon the lady's face. 'I might have guessed
it!' she exclaimed. 'Thank you a thousand times! But at
this hour, in this appalling silence, and among all these
staring windows, I am lost in terrors - oh, lost in them!'
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
was, she would have known that Ervic the Skeezer
already had taken the gold and silver and bronze fishes
from the lake. But that act had been recorded in the
Book after Glinda had set out on this journey, so it
was all unknown to her.
"I think I see a boat yonder on the shore," said Ojo
the Munchkin boy, pointing to a place around the edge
of the lake. "If we could get that boat and row all
over the lake, calling to the magic fishes, we might be
able to find them."
"Let us go to the boat," said the Wizard.
Glinda of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
our jolly old Santa laughed and whistled and sang for very joy. For
in all his merry life this was the one day in the year when he was
happiest--the day he lovingly bestowed the treasures of his workshop
upon the little children.
It would be a busy night for him, he well knew. As he whistled and
shouted and cracked his whip again, he reviewed in mind all the towns
and cities and farmhouses where he was expected, and figured that he
had just enough presents to go around and make every child happy. The
reindeer knew exactly what was expected of them, and dashed along so
swiftly that their feet scarcely seemed to touch the snow-covered ground.
Suddenly a strange thing happened: a rope shot through the moonlight
A Kidnapped Santa Claus