|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:
was another man. I was out seven days: and he was only out one night.
But I think it's the loneliness that got hold of him. Man, those stars are
awful; and that stillness that comes toward morning!" He stood up. "It's
a great pity, because he's as good a fellow as ever was. But perhaps he'll
come all right."
He walked away towards the pot with the bird in his hand. When he had gone
the Englishman turned round on to his back, and lay with his arm across his
High, high up, between the straggling branches of the tree, in the clear,
blue African sky above him, he could see the vultures flying southward.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Iron Puddler by James J. Davis:
to point out new paths for human thought to follow. I am a
follower of the old trails, an endorser of the old maxims. I
merely add my voice to the thousands who have testified before me
that the old truths are the only truths, and they are all the
guidance that we need. I am an educator of the young, not an
astounder of the old; and it is for the boys and girls who read
my book that I thus point the morals that life's tale has taught
Had I proved unfaithful in my first office I could not have
gone to higher offices. My opponents would have "had something on
me." As secretary of labor, I am called on to settle strikes and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Night and Day by Virginia Woolf:
muscles has nothing to do on the face of it with the strength of
affections; nevertheless, she felt a sudden concern for this power
running to waste on her account, which, combined with a desire to keep
possession of that strangely attractive masculine power, made her
rouse herself from her torpor.
Why should she not simply tell him the truth--which was that she had
accepted him in a misty state of mind when nothing had its right shape
or size? that it was deplorable, but that with clearer eyesight
marriage was out of the question? She did not want to marry any one.
She wanted to go away by herself, preferably to some bleak northern
moor, and there study mathematics and the science of astronomy. Twenty