|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
How better far at home to have stayed
Attended by the parlour maid,
And warmed his knees before the fire
Until the hour when folks retire!
SO, IF YOU WOULD BE SPARED TO FRIENDS,
DO NOTHING BUT FOR BUSINESS ENDS.
Industrious pirate! see him sweep
The lonely bosom of the deep,
And daily the horizon scan
From Hatteras or Matapan.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber:
fairy godmother all rolled into one."
"But you will do it, yes?" urged Frau Knapf.
"I'll do it," I agreed, a bit ruefully, "if only to
see the face of the oogly husband when his bride is
properly corseted and shod."
Whereupon Frau Knapf, in a panic, remembered the
unset Kuchen dough and rushed away, with her hand on her
lips and her eyes big with secrecy. And I sat staring at
the last typewritten page stuck in my typewriter and I
found that the little letters on the white page were
swimming in a dim purple haze.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Princess of Parms by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
and I spent several days with them, resting and recuperating
from my long and arduous experiences.
When they had heard my story--I omitted all reference
to Dejah Thoris and the old man of the atmosphere plant--
they advised me to color my body to more nearly resemble
their own race and then attempt to find employment in Zodanga,
either in the army or the navy.
"The chances are small that your tale will be believed
until after you have proven your trustworthiness and won
friends among the higher nobles of the court. This you can
most easily do through military service, as we are a warlike