|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:
to care as you wanted me to, away back in the beginning."
"Well, here we are, turning out of the Square.
You are not angry with me, Hilda? Thank you
for this walk, my dear. Go in and get dry things
on at once. You'll be having a great night to-morrow."
She put out her hand. "Thank you, Mac,
for everything. Good-night."
MacConnell trudged off through the fog,
and she went slowly upstairs. Her slippers
and dressing gown were waiting for her
before the fire. "I shall certainly see him
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
'"Lay alongside you!" he says. "We'll take that all."
'"'Tis for Mus' Drake," I says, keeping away lest his size
should lee the wind out of my sails.
'"Hi! Ho! Hither! We're Lord High Admiral of England!
Come alongside, or we'll hang ye," he says.
''Twas none of my affairs who he was if he wasn't Frankie, and
while he talked so hot I slipped behind a green-painted ship with
her top-sides splintered. We was all in the middest of 'em then.
'"Hi! Hoi!" the green ship says. "Come alongside, honest
man, and I'll buy your load. I'm Fenner that fought the seven
Portugals - clean out of shot or bullets. Frankie knows me."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Burning Daylight by Jack London:
"No; I don't."
"I know I've been brash on some of those rides that got into the
papers," he began his defense, "and that I've been travelling
with a lively crowd."
"I don't mean that," she said, "though I know about it too, and
can't say that I like it. But it is your life in general, your
business. There are women in the world who could marry a man
like you and be happy, but I couldn't. And the more I cared for
such a man, the more unhappy I should be. You see, my
unhappiness, in turn, would tend to make him unhappy. I should
make a mistake, and he would make an equal mistake, though his