|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry:
quart of champagne brought out to him. When the waiter opened it he'd
turn it up to his mouth and drink it out of the bottle. That showed he
used to be a glassblower before he made his money.
"One evening Andy failed to come to the hotel for dinner. About 11
o'clock he came into my room.
"'Landed one, Jeff,' says he. 'Twelve millions. Oil, rolling mills,
real estate and natural gas. He's a fine man; no airs about him. Made
all his money in the last five years. He's got professors posting him
up now in education--art and literature and haberdashery and such
"'When I saw him he'd just won a bet of $10,000 with a Steel
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
thou separate, and touch no unclean thing,' but `save thyself
from this untoward generation.' `Arise thou, and depart, for
this is not thy rest;' for that divided lordship, which your gods
hold, is a thing of confusion and strife and hath no real being
whatsoever. But with us it is not so, neither have we many gods
and lords, but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and
we unto him: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things
and we by him, `who is the image of the invisible God, the first
born of every creature' and of all ages, `for in him were all
things created that are in the heavens and that are upon the
earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Vision Splendid by William MacLeod Raine:
"I reckon so. Of course I had to come back at him."
"How, may I ask?" She was vastly amused at this novel
"Oh, I merely said in substance that I was glad to hear it because
you couldn't think now I wanted to marry you for your money. I
added that if things came my way we would send him cards later.
One doesn't like to slang one's wife's father, so I drew it mild."
"I don't believe a word of it. You wouldn't dare."
That she admired and at the same time distrusted was so apparent
that he drew a yellow envelope from his pocket and handed it to