|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"The granddaughter of Tardos Mors can always die," she said,
"but she could never live at the price you name."
Then I saw the black scoundrel go upon his knees beside her,
fairly groveling in the dirt, pleading with her. Only part of what
he said came to me, for though he was evidently laboring under the
stress of passion and excitement, it was equally apparent that he
did not dare raise his voice for fear of detection.
"I would save you from Matai Shang," I heard him say. "You know
The Warlord of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Flame and Shadow by Sara Teasdale:
And walking up the long beach all alone
I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder
As you and I once heard their monotone.
Around me were the echoing dunes, beyond me
The cold and sparkling silver of the sea --
We two will pass through death and ages lengthen
Before you hear that sound again with me.
On the Dunes
If there is any life when death is over,
These tawny beaches will know much of me,
I shall come back, as constant and as changeful
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
it has been so many years since I studied it that I was
not sure. In future, however, I will thank you to
speak in a language which I am more familiar with."
Werper turned his head to hide a grin, whispering to
Tarzan: "It was Greek to him all right--and to me, too."
But one of the black soldiers mumbled in a low voice to
a companion: "I have heard those sounds before--once at
night when I was lost in the jungle, I heard the hairy
men of the trees talking among themselves, and their
words were like the words of this white man. I wish
that we had not found him. He is not a man at all--he
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar