|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Buttered Side Down by Edna Ferber:
Half an hour later, head swathed turban fashion in a towel,
Mary Louise strolled over to the window. Then she stopped, aghast.
In that half hour the sun had slipped just around the corner, and
was now beating brightly and uselessly against the brick wall a few
inches away. Slowly Mary Louise unwound the towel, bent double in
the contortionistic attitude that women assume on such occasions,
and watched with melancholy eyes while the drops trickled down to
the ends of her hair, and fell, unsunned, to the floor.
"If only," thought Mary Louise, bitterly, "there was such a
thing as a back yard in this city--a back yard where I could squat
on the grass, in the sunshine and the breeze-- Maybe there is.
Buttered Side Down
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
Oho! Oho-ho!" and he shambled off.
That evening when I was lying on my bed outside the cave, I heard
the tale of Anscombe and Heda. Up to a certain point he told it,
then she went on with the story.
"On the morning after our arrival at this place, Allan," said
Anscombe, "I woke up to find you gone from the hut. As you did
not come back I concluded that you were with Zikali, and walked
about looking for you. Then food was brought to us and Heda and
I breakfasted together, after which we went to where we heard the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Iliad by Homer:
also under her feet. Then she called Vulcan and said, "Vulcan,
come here, Thetis wants you"; and the far-famed lame god
answered, "Then it is indeed an august and honoured goddess who
has come here; she it was that took care of me when I was
suffering from the heavy fall which I had through my cruel
mother's anger--for she would have got rid of me because I was
lame. It would have gone hardly with me had not Eurynome,
daughter of the ever-encircling waters of Oceanus, and Thetis,
taken me to their bosom. Nine years did I stay with them, and
many beautiful works in bronze, brooches, spiral armlets, cups,
and chains, did I make for them in their cave, with the roaring