|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Burning Daylight by Jack London:
good as his bond, and this despite the fact that he accepted
nobody's word. He always shied at propositions based on
gentlemen's agreements, and a man who ventured his honor as a
gentleman, in dealing with Daylight, inevitably was treated to an
unpleasant time. Daylight never gave his own word unless he held
the whip-hand. It was a case with the other fellow taking it or
Legitimate investment had no place in Daylight's play. It tied
up his money, and reduced the element of risk. It was the
gambling side of business that fascinated him, and to play in his
slashing manner required that his money must be ready to hand.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane:
moment later came out into the shadows that surrounded the side
door. On the brilliantly lighted avenue he perceived the forlorn
woman dodging about like a scout. Jimmie laughed with an air of
relief and went away.
When he arrived home he found his mother clamoring.
Maggie had returned. She stood shivering beneath the torrent
of her mother's wrath.
"Well, I'm damned," said Jimmie in greeting.
His mother, tottering about the room, pointed a quivering
"Lookut her, Jimmie, lookut her. Dere's yer sister, boy.
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
dreaminess which was new to me. Raising his hand to impose silence,
the Professor motioned to me to bring the others in.
They came on tiptoe, closing the door behind them, and stood at
the foot of the bed, looking on. Mina appeared not to see them.
The stillness was broken by Van Helsing's voice speaking in a low
level tone which would not break the current of her thoughts.
"Where are you?" The answer came in a neutral way.
"I do not know. Sleep has no place it can call its own."
For several minutes there was silence. Mina sat rigid,
and the Professor stood staring at her fixedly.
The rest of us hardly dared to breathe. The room was growing lighter.