|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
she spoke Dorothy pushed her thumb into the hollow and
instantly a small drawer popped out from the wall.
The three Adepts, Glinda and the Wizard sprang
forward and peered into the drawer. It was half filled
with a grayish powder, the tiny grains of which
constantly moved as if impelled by some living force.
"It may be some kind of radium," said the Wizard.
"No," replied Glinda, "it is more wonderful than even
radium, for I recognize it as a rare mineral powder
called Gaulau by the sorcerers. I wonder how Coo-ee-oh
discovered it and where she obtained it."
Glinda of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
"I wish you wouldn't go on talking like this. What is the good?"
She suddenly gave way to gloom. "It's no good marrying" she
said. "One's only miserable. I've seen other girls. When one's
alone one has a little pocket-money anyhow, one can go about a
little. But think of being married and no money, and perhaps
children--you can't be sure...."
She poured out this concentrated philosophy of her class and type
in jerky uncompleted sentences, with knitted brows, with
discontented eyes towards the westward glow--forgetful, it
seemed, for a moment even of me.
"Look here, Marion," I said abruptly, "what would you marry on?"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey:
mornings broke clear and fragrantly cool, the noon hours seemed to lag
under a hot sun, the nights fell like dark mantles from the melancholy
Carley had stubbornly kept on riding and climbing until she killed her
secret doubt that she was really a thoroughbred, until she satisfied her
own insistent vanity that she could train to a point where this outdoor
life was not too much for her strength. She lost flesh despite increase of
appetite; she lost her pallor for a complexion of gold-brown she knew her
Eastern friends would admire; she wore out the blisters and aches and
pains; she found herself growing firmer of muscle, lither of line, deeper
of chest. And in addition to these physical manifestations there were
The Call of the Canyon