|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf:
of exaggeration which they had from her, and from the implication (which
was true) that she asked too many people to stay, and had to lodge some in
the town, she could not bear incivility to her guests, to young men in
particular, who were poor as churchmice, "exceptionally able," her husband
said, his great admirers, and come there for a holiday. Indeed, she had
the whole of the other sex under her protection; for reasons she could not
explain, for their chivalry and valour, for the fact that they negotiated
treaties, ruled India, controlled finance; finally for an attitude towards
herself which no woman could fail to feel or to find agreeable, something
trustful, childlike, reverential; which an old woman could take from a
young man without loss of dignity, and woe betide the girl--pray Heaven it
To the Lighthouse
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
door closed behind them than he arose and left the
apartment by another exit.
It was by chance that, in a deep set window, he
found her for whom he was searching. She sat looking
wistfully into space, an expression half sad upon her
beautiful face. She did not see him as he approached,
and he stood there for several moments watching her
dear profile, and the rising and falling of her bosom
over that true and loyal heart that had beaten so proud-
ly against all the power of a mighty throne for the
despised Outlaw of Torn.
The Outlaw of Torn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Master Key by L. Frank Baum:
Rob shook his head regretfully.
"If I were a great electrician I should know what to ask," he said.
"But I am too ignorant to take advantage of your kind offer."
"Then," replied the Demon, "I will myself suggest the gifts, and they
will be of such a character that the Earth people will learn the
possibilities that lie before them and be encouraged to work more
intelligently and to persevere in mastering those natural and simple
laws which control electricity. For one of the greatest errors they
now labor under is that electricity is complicated and hard to
understand. It is really the simplest Earth element, lying within
easy reach of any one who stretches out his hand to grasp and control
The Master Key