|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson:
woods. But hearing is capable of vast improvement as a means
of pleasure; and there is all the world between gaping
wonderment at the jargon of birds, and the emotion with which
a man listens to articulate music.
At the same time, and step by step with this increase in
the definition and intensity of what we feel which accompanies
our growing age, another change takes place in the sphere of
intellect, by which all things are transformed and seen
through theories and associations as through coloured windows.
We make to ourselves day by day, out of history, and gossip,
and economical speculations, and God knows what, a medium in
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Case of the Registered Letter by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
the bloodhound nose to trail, and he will accomplish the apparently
impossible, he will track down his victim when the entire machinery
of a great police department seems helpless to discover anything.
The high chiefs and commissioners grant a condescending permission
when Muller asks, "May I do this? ... or may I handle this case
this way?" both parties knowing all the while that it is a farce,
and that the department waits helpless until this humble little
man saves its honour by solving some problem before which its
intricate machinery has stood dazed and puzzled.
This call of the trail is something that is stronger than anything
else in Muller's mentality, and now and then it brings him into
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
said to his minister, "Let us go and see with our own eyes if all
the things reported of this merchant's son are true."
So the king and his minister disguised themselves as foreign
merchants, and went that evening to the palace where the young
man lived. A servant dressed in clothes of gold and silver cloth
stood at the door, and called to them to come in and be made
welcome. He led them in, and to a chamber lit with perfumed lamps
of gold. Then six black slaves took them in charge and led them
to a bath of white marble. They were bathed in perfumed water and
dried with towels of fine linen. When they came forth they were
clad in clothes of cloth of silver, stiff with gold and jewels.