|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Profits of Religion by Upton Sinclair:
then could not make them stop! The spell invokes "moderate rain
and showers"; and as an additional precaution there is a
counter-spell against "excessive rains and floods": the
weather-faucet being thus under exact control.
I turn the pages of this "Book of Common Prayer", and note the
remnants of magic which it contains. There are not many of the
emergencies of life with which the priest is not authorized to
deal; not many natural phenomena for which he may not claim the
credit. And in case anything should have been overlooked, there
is a blanket order upon Providence: "Graciously hear us, that
those evils which the craft or subtilty of the devil or man
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
and, verily, unto our Lord shall we return!'
Yet they make for Him of His servants offspring; verily, man is
surely obviously ungrateful.
Has He taken of what He creates daughters, and chosen sons for you?
Yet when the tidings are given any one of that which he strikes
out as a similitude for the Merciful One, his face grows black and
he is choked. What! one brought up amongst ornaments, and who is
always in contention without obvious cause?
And have they made the angels, who are the servants of the
Merciful One, females? Were they witnesses of their creation? their
witness shall be written down, and they shall be questioned; and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
Ella and Beau came through the open door of the nursery. Archie
sat on a stool by the hearth, his back against the fireplace, his
cheek distended with tobacco, whittling industriously on a bit of
wood. The contrast between the dirty, hairy old man and the four
neat, fastidious ladies was as great as though he were a grizzled,
vicious old watchdog and they four small kittens.
Melanie's soft voice, tinged with indignation, went on and on as
she told of the recent outburst of temperament on the part of the
Lady Harpists. Unable to agree with the Gentlemen's Glee Club as
to the program for their next recital, the ladies had waited on
Melanie that afternoon and announced their intention of withdrawing
Gone With the Wind