|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:
Thrice the priest cried aloud, and thrice they answered him thus,
prostrating themselves at every answer. Then they rose again, and
the priest addressed me, saying:
'Forgive us, O Tezcat, that we cannot honour you as it is meet, for
our sovereign should have been here to worship you with us. But
you know, O Tezcat, how sore is the strait of your servants, who
must wage war in their own city against those who blaspheme you and
your brother gods. You know that our beloved emperor lies wounded,
a prisoner in their unholy hands. When we have gratified your
longing to pass beyond the skies, O Tezcat, and when in your
earthly person you have taught us the lesson that human prosperity
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
"Come, uncle, you are lazy," cried Nell, a touch of her old roguishness making
playful her voice.
Mr. Wells lay still, and smiled up at them.
"You are not ill?" cried Nell, seeing for the first time how pallid was his
"Dear Nellie, I am not ill. I do not suffer, but I am dying," he answered,
again with that strange, sweet smile.
"Oh-h-h!" breathed Nell, falling on her knees.
"No, no, Mr. Wells, you are only weak; you will be all right again soon,"
The Spirit of the Border
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy:
"Too -- s-s-soon" were the words I used."
"I must beg your pardon for correcting you, but you
said, "too absurd," and so do I."
"I beg your pardon too! she returned, with tears
in her eyes. ""Too soon" was what I said. But it
doesn't matter a bit -- not at ali-but I only meant,
"too soon" Indeed, I didn't, Mr. Oak, and you must
Gabriel looked her long in the face, but the firelight
being faint there was not much to be seen. "Bathsheba,"
he said, tenderly and in surprise, and coming closer:
Far From the Madding Crowd