|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Man against the Sky by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
But there's a work at work when he says that,
And while he says it one feels in the air
A deal of circumambient hocus-pocus.
They've had him dancing till his toes were tender,
And he can feel 'em now, come chilly rains.
There's no long cry for going into it,
However, and we don't know much about it.
The Fitton thing was worst of all, I fancy;
And you in Stratford, like most here in London,
Have more now in the ~Sonnets~ than you paid for;
He's put her there with all her poison on,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
had physically and morally strengthened his companion by
every means in his power. His first care, when they found
themselves definitely established in the enclosure, was to
examine Blount's wound. Having managed carefully to
draw off his coat, he found that the shoulder had been only
grazed by the shot.
"This is nothing," he said. "A mere scratch! After
two or three dressings you will be all to rights."
"But these dressings?" asked Blount.
"I will make them for you myself."
"Then you are something of a doctor?"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde:
And the Star-Child took the piece of yellow gold, and put it in his
wallet, and hurried to the city. But the leper saw him coming, and
ran to meet him, and knelt down and cried, 'Give me a piece of
money or I shall die of hunger.'
And the Star-Child said to him, 'I have in my wallet but one piece
of yellow gold, and if I bring it not to my master he will beat me
and keep me as his slave.'
But the leper entreated him sore, so that the Star-Child had pity
on him, and gave him the piece of yellow gold.
And when he came to the Magician's house, the Magician opened to