|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot:
If there were water we should stop and drink
Amongst the rock one cannot stop or think
Sweat is dry and feet are in the sand
If there were only water amongst the rock
Dead mountain mouth of carious teeth that cannot spit
Here one can neither stand nor lie nor sit 340
There is not even silence in the mountains
But dry sterile thunder without rain
There is not even solitude in the mountains
But red sullen faces sneer and snarl
From doors of mudcracked houses
The Waste Land
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
I can remember, about counting up to the odd number of seventeen by the even
numbers of twos."
"Stop! stop!" cried the Pumpkinhead. "You're making my head ache."
"And mine," added the Scarecrow. "Your mathematics seem to me very like a
bottle of mixed pickles the more you fish for what you want the less chance
you have of getting it. I am certain that if the thing can be accomplished
at all, it is in a very simple manner."
"Yes," said Tip. "old Mombi couldn't use x's and minuses, for she never went
"Why not start counting at a half of one?" asked the Saw-Horse, abruptly.
"Then anyone can count up to seventeen by twos very easily."
The Marvelous Land of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
call down again this man to the earth. But it was Lingard who
spoke first. "Where has Mrs. Travers gone?"
"She has gone . . . where naturally she would be anxious to go
first of all since she has managed to come to us," answered
d'Alcacer, wording his answer with the utmost regard for the
delicacy of the situation.
The stillness of Lingard seemed to have grown even more
impressive. He spoke again.
"I wonder what those two can have to say to each other."
He might have been asking that of the whole darkened part of the
globe, but it was d'Alcacer who answered in his courteous tones.