|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
away from the band and the crowd; as to which she had frequent
differences with her friend, who reminded her often that they could
have only in the thick of it the sense of the money they were
getting back. That had little effect on her, for she got back her
money by seeing many things, the things of the past year, fall
together and connect themselves, undergo the happy relegation that
transforms melancholy and misery, passion and effort, into
experience and knowledge.
She liked having done with them, as she assured herself she had
practically done, and the strange thing was that she neither missed
the procession now nor wished to keep her place for it. It had
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne:
prison walls of granite.
It was eight in the evening. No signs of water had yet appeared. I
was suffering horribly. My uncle strode on. He refused to stop. He
was listening anxiously for the murmur of distant springs. But, no,
there was dead silence.
And now my limbs were failing beneath me. I resisted pain and
torture, that I might not stop my uncle, which would have driven him
to despair, for the day was drawing near to its end, and it was his
At last I failed utterly; I uttered a cry and fell.
"Come to me, I am dying."
Journey to the Center of the Earth
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll:
"Out there upon the landing."
I turned to look in some surprise,
And there, before my very eyes,
A little Ghost was standing!
He trembled when he caught my eye,
And got behind a chair.
"How came you here," I said, "and why?
I never saw a thing so shy.
Come out! Don't shiver there!"
He said "I'd gladly tell you how,
And also tell you why;