|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Paradise Lost by John Milton:
With Heaven's afflicting thunder, and besought
The Deep to shelter us? This Hell then seemed
A refuge from those wounds. Or when we lay
Chained on the burning lake? That sure was worse.
What if the breath that kindled those grim fires,
Awaked, should blow them into sevenfold rage,
And plunge us in the flames; or from above
Should intermitted vengeance arm again
His red right hand to plague us? What if all
Her stores were opened, and this firmament
Of Hell should spout her cataracts of fire,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
direction and some the opposite way.
"I guess these are the Merry-Go-Round Mountains, all right," said
"They must be," said the Wizard.
"They go 'round, sure enough," agreed Trot, "but they don't seem very
There were several rows of these mountains, extending both to the
right and to the left for miles and miles. How many rows there might
be none could tell, but between the first row of peaks could be seen
other peaks, all steadily whirling around one way or another.
Continuing to ride nearer, our friends watched these hills
The Lost Princess of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
in her telling him she would stop "teasing" him if he would promise
her solemnly to come down to Rome in the winter.
"That's not a difficult promise to make," said Winterbourne.
"My aunt has taken an apartment in Rome for the winter and has
already asked me to come and see her."
"I don't want you to come for your aunt," said Daisy; "I want you
to come for me." And this was the only allusion that the young
man was ever to hear her make to his invidious kinswoman.
He declared that, at any rate, he would certainly come.
After this Daisy stopped teasing. Winterbourne took a carriage,
and they drove back to Vevey in the dusk; the young girl