|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Hear me, Taheia, death! For tomorrow the priest shall awake,
And the names be named of the victims to bleed for the nation's sake;
And first of the numbered many that shall be slain ere noon,
Rua the child of the dirt, Rua the kinless loon.
For him shall the drum be beat, for him be raised the song,
For him to the sacred High-place the chaunting people throng,
For him the oven smoke as for a speechless beast,
And the sire of my Taheia come greedy to the feast."
"Rua, be silent, spare me. Taheia closes her ears.
Pity my yearning heart, pity my girlish years!
Flee from the cruel hands, flee from the knife and coal,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:
little air of triumph about something that Valentin had done
which she thought very much to his honor. It was a service
he had rendered to an old friend of the family; something more
"serious" than Valentin was usually supposed capable of being.
Newman said he was glad to hear of it, and then began
to talk about something which lay upon his own heart.
Madame de Cintre listened, but after a while she said,
"I don't like the way you speak of my brother Valentin."
Hereupon Newman, surprised, said that he had never spoken
of him but kindly.
"It is too kindly," said Madame de Cintre. "It is a kindness
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
At first hers was the attitude of the timid and
shrinking tenderfoot. She stood in awe of her
companions; she appreciated her lack of experience.
Humbly she took the rear; slavishly she copied the
other horses; closely she clung to camp. Then in a
few weeks, like most tenderfeet, she came to think
that her short experience had taught her everything
there was to know. She put on airs. She became
too cocky and conceited for words.
Everything she did was exaggerated, overdone.
She assumed her pack with an air that plainly said,