|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris:
allusion. Her attitude toward Wilbur was one of defiance and
suspicion. Only once did she relax:
"How did you come to be aboard here with these rat-eaters--you're
no sailor?" she said abruptly.
"Huh!" laughed Wilbur, mirthlessly; "huh! I was shanghaied."
Moran smote the table with a red fist, and shouted with sonorous,
"Shanghaied?--you? Now, that is really good. And what are you
going to do now?"
"What are you going to do?"
"Signal the first home-bound vessel and be taken into Frisco.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Before Adam by Jack London:
too long a distance in advance of our sounds, managed
to achieve abstractions (dim ones I grant), which we
failed utterly to make known to other folk. After all,
language did not grow fast in that day.
Oh, believe me, we were amazingly simple. But we did
know a lot that is not known to-day. We could twitch
our ears, prick them up and flatten them down at will.
And we could scratch between our shoulders with ease.
We could throw stones with our feet. I have done it
many a time. And for that matter, I could keep my
knees straight, bend forward from the hips, and touch,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? For if the
dead rise not, then is not Christ raised. And if Christ be not
raised, your faith is vain, ye are yet in your sins. If in this
life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most
miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the
first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by
man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all
die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.' And after a
little while, `For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and
this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible
shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on