|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne:
"Do tell me all about it."
"I can't explain the inexplicable, but you will soon see and
understand that geology has not yet learnt all it has to learn."
"Then let us go," I answered quickly.
"No, Axel; the open air might be bad for you."
"Yes; the wind is rather strong. You must not expose yourself."
"But I assure you I am perfectly well."
"A little patience, my nephew. A relapse might get us into trouble,
and we have no time to lose, for the voyage may be a long one."
Journey to the Center of the Earth
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
aggressively Parisian dress the partner for life, the alter ego, of
a man of letters. That partner in general, he knew, that second
self, was far from presenting herself in a single type:
observation had taught him that she was not inveterately, not
necessarily plain. But he had never before seen her look so much
as if her prosperity had deeper foundations than an ink-spotted
study-table littered with proof-sheets. Mrs. St. George might have
been the wife of a gentleman who "kept" books rather than wrote
them, who carried on great affairs in the City and made better
bargains than those that poets mostly make with publishers. With
this she hinted at a success more personal - a success peculiarly
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
statement - not only for the sake of my own mental balance, but
to warn such others as may read it seriously.
These pages -
much in whose earlier parts will be familiar to close readers
of the general and scientific press - are written in the cabin
of the ship that is bringing me home. I shall give them to my
son, Professor Wingate Peaslee of Miskatonic University - the
only member of my family who stuck to me after my queer amnesia
of long ago, and the man best informed on the inner facts of my
case. Of all living persons, he is least likely to ridicule what
I shall tell of that fateful night.
Shadow out of Time