|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from 1492 by Mary Johntson:
so we checked it by ourselves going ashore.
This day we filled our water casks and took aboard much
fruit and all the cakes that they brought us. Moreover
we explored the island, finding two villages of a piece with
the first, and in the middle land a fair pool of water. This
day like yesterday was blissful wine.
All blessed Christopherus Columbus. No man now but,
for a while, did his bidding with an open heart.
In the morning we sailed away, not without plentiful
promises of return. When we put up our white sails they
cried out and pointed to the cloud sierra. No! We would
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:
is proud of her dainty feet.
"Vixen," replied her spouse.
I slipped my arm into that of the girl, who was leaning against
the wall shaking with laughter. Tears were coursing down my
cheeks. I drew her away from the door and whispered brokenly in
her ear. She nodded and pulled herself together. Then she went
to the door and knocked. Silence.
"Hullo," she said.
"Er-hullo," said Berry.
"I thought I heard somebody calling," said the girl.
"Er- did you?" said Berry.
The Brother of Daphne
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Falk by Joseph Conrad:
her helm, and for a moment came straight at us,
menacing and clumsy, like a runaway mountain.
She piled up a streaming, hissing, boiling wave
half-way up her blunt stem, my crew let out one
great howl,--and then we held our breaths. It was
a near thing. But Falk had her! He had her in
his clutch. I fancied I could hear the steel hawser
ping as it surged across the Diana's forecastle, with
the hands on board of her bolting away from it in
all directions. It was a near thing. Hermann, with
his hair rumpled, in a snuffy flannel shirt and a pair