|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Hero of Our Time by M.Y. Lermontov:
laughing-stock of those fools. If Grushnitski had
not agreed, I should have thrown myself upon his
neck; but, after an interval of silence, he rose
from his place, extended his hand to the captain,
and said very gravely:
"Very well, I agree!"
It would be difficult to describe the enthusiasm
of that honourable company.
I returned home, agitated by two different feel-
ings. The first was sorrow.
"Why do they all hate me?" I thought --
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"I have several," said Shaggy.
"Then let Ruggedo strike one of them and look at
your brother's face, while we all turn our backs.
Ruggedo made your brother ugly, so I guess he can
stand the horror of looking at him, if the charm
Agreeing to this, Ruggedo took the match and
lighted it. He gave one look and then blew out
"Ugly as ever!" he said with a shudder. "So it
wasn't the kiss of a Mortal Maid, after all."
Tik-Tok of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
to wait in comfort.
Reclining on her side, she looked out and over the wide-stretching
Yukon. Above the mountains which lay beyond the further shore,
the sky was murky with the smoke of unseen forest fires, and
through this the afternoon sun broke feebly, throwing a vague
radiance to earth, and unreal shadows. To the sky-line of the
four quarters--spruce-shrouded islands, dark waters, and ice-
scarred rocky ridges--stretched the immaculate wilderness. No
sign of human existence broke the solitude; no sound the
stillness. The land seemed bound under the unreality of the
unknown, wrapped in the brooding mystery of great spaces.