|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
and gave them many good wishes to carry with them.
"You are now our ruler," he said to the Scarecrow;
"so you must come back to us as soon as possible."
"I certainly shall if I am able," the Scarecrow replied;
"but I must help Dorothy to get home, first."
As Dorothy bade the good-natured Guardian a last farewell she said:
"I have been very kindly treated in your lovely City, and
everyone has been good to me. I cannot tell you how grateful I am."
"Don't try, my dear," he answered. "We should like to keep
you with us, but if it is your wish to return to Kansas, I hope
you will find a way." He then opened the gate of the outer wall,
The Wizard of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from La Grande Breteche by Honore de Balzac:
need not say; she soon was possessed of every charm that desire can
lend to a woman in whatever rank of life. A fortnight after the
notary's visit, one evening, or rather one morning, in the small
hours, I said to Rosalie:
" 'Come, tell me all you know about Madame de Merret.'
" 'Oh!' she said, 'I will tell you; but keep the secret carefully.'
" 'All right, my child; I will keep all your secrets with a thief's
honor, which is the most loyal known.'
" 'If it is all the same to you,' said she, 'I would rather it should
be with your own.'
"Thereupon she set her head-kerchief straight, and settled herself to
La Grande Breteche
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
calamity leading to the city’s desertion. Undoubtedly there must
have been many sculptures of the same age elsewhere, even allowing
for the slackened energies and aspirations of a stressful and
uncertain period; indeed, very certain evidence of the existence
of others came to us shortly afterward. But this was the first
and only set we directly encountered. We meant to look farther
later on; but as I have said, immediate conditions dictated another
present objective. There would, though, have been a limit - for
after all hope of a long future occupancy of the place had perished
among the Old Ones, there could not but have been a complete cessation
of mural decoration. The ultimate blow, of course, was the coming
At the Mountains of Madness