|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
'But as we were now wending sorrowful to the swift ship and
the sea-banks, shedding big tears, Circe meanwhile had gone
her ways and made fast a ram and a black ewe by the dark
ship, lightly passing us by: who may behold a god against
his will, whether going to or fro?'
Odysseus, his descent into hell, and discourses with the
ghosts of the deceased heroes.
'Now when we had gone down to the ship and to the sea,
first of all we drew the ship unto the fair salt water and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Last War: A World Set Free by H. G. Wells:
research. They wore a common uniform of white and ate at long
tables together, but the patients lived in an upper part of the
buildings, and were cared for by nurses and skilled
The first man to greet Karenin was Ciana, the scientific director
of the institution. Beside him was Rachel Borken, the chief
organiser. 'You are tired?' she asked, and old Karenin shook his
'Cramped,' he said. 'I have wanted to visit such a place as
He spoke as if he had no other business with them.
The Last War: A World Set Free
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Off on a Comet by Jules Verne:
"European prices will not do for me. I must have Gallian prices--
and of my own fixing, too!"
So large a portion of the vessel had been appropriated to the cargo
that the space reserved for the cabin was of most meager dimensions.
In one corner of the compartment stood a small iron stove, in which
smoldered a bare handful of coals; in another was a trestle-board
which served as a bed; two or three stools and a rickety deal table,
together with a few cooking utensils, completed a stock of furniture
which was worthy of its proprietor.
On entering the cabin, Ben Zoof's first proceeding was to throw on
the fire a liberal supply of coals, utterly regardless of the groans