|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
outline, became several degrees more stern and sacred. When he
looked at Corpang he was impressed by his aspect of Gothic awfulness,
but the perplexed expression was still in his eyes.
"Do you spend all your time here, Corpang?"
"Occasionally I go above, but not often."
"What fastens you to this gloomy world?"
"The search for Thire."
"Then it's still a search?"
"Let us walk on."
As they resumed their journey across the dim, gradually rising plain,
the conversation became even more earnest in character than before.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Just Folks by Edgar A. Guest:
Is working on this shaded porch,
And mending children's toys."
And as I wandered on, I thought,
Oh, shall I lonely be
When time has powdered white my hair,
And left his mark on me?
Will little children round me play,
Shall I have work to do?
Or shall I be, when age is mine,
Lonely and useless too?
The New Days
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad:
suddenly or else throwing up a job for no rea-
This is not a marriage story. It wasn't so bad
as that with me. My action, rash as it was, had
more the character of divorce--almost of deser-
tion. For no reason on which a sensible person
could put a finger I threw up my job--chucked
my berth--left the ship of which the worst that
could be said was that she was a steamship and
therefore, perhaps, not entitled to that blind
loyalty which. . . . However, it's no use try-
The Shadow Line