|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
ran off, he remained in the chair, very still and quiet,
astonished at the noise he had made.
Nina returned with a tumbler half filled with gin, and found her
father staring absently before him. Almayer felt very tired now,
as if he had come from a long journey. He felt as if he had
walked miles and miles that morning and now wanted to rest very
much. He took the tumbler with a shaking hand, and as he drank
his teeth chattered against the glass which he drained and set
down heavily on the table. He turned his eyes slowly towards
Nina standing beside him, and said steadily--
"Now all is over, Nina. He is dead, and I may as well burn all
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake:
And builds a hell in heaven's despite.'
Is this a holy thing to see
In a rich and fruitful land, -
Babes reduced to misery,
Fed with cold and usurous hand?
Is that trembling cry a song?
Can it be a song of joy?
And so many children poor?
It is a land of poverty!
And their sun does never shine,
Songs of Innocence and Experience
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
over the lake, calling to the magic fishes, we might be
able to find them."
"Let us go to the boat," said the Wizard.
They walked around the lake to where the boat was
stranded upon the beach, but found it empty. It was a
mere shell of blackened steel, with a collapsible roof
that, when in position, made the submarine watertight,
but at present the roof rested in slots on either side
of the magic craft. There were no oars or sails, no
machinery to make the boat go, and although Glinda
promptly realized it was meant to be operated by
Glinda of Oz