|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad:
pulled the door to with a crash. There, his brows knitted, his
mouth drawn on one side in sardonic meditation, he sat through many
still hours - a sort of Prometheus in the bonds of unholy desire,
having his very vitals torn by the beak and claws of humiliated
That species of fowl is not to be shooed off as easily as a
chicken. Fooled, cheated, deceived, led on, outraged, mocked at -
beak and claws! A sinister bird! The lieutenant had no mind to
become the talk of the Archipelago, as the naval officer who had
had his face slapped by a girl. Was it possible that she really
loved that rascally trader? He tried not to think, but, worse than
'Twixt Land & Sea
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Disputation of the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences by Dr. Martin Luther:
humiliatum in omnibus sacerdoti suo vicario.
8. Canones penitentiales solum viventibus sunt impositi nihilque
morituris secundum eosdem debet imponi.
9. Inde bene nobis facit spiritussanctus in papa excipiendo in
suis decretis semper articulum mortis et necessitatis.
10. Indocte et male faciunt sacerdotes ii, qui morituris
penitentias canonicas in purgatorium reservant.
11. Zizania illa de mutanda pena Canonica in penam purgatorii
videntur certe dormientibus episcopis seminata.
12. Olim pene canonice non post, sed ante absolutionem
imponebantur tanquam tentamenta vere contritionis.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott:
he grew weary of the gentle birds, and wild-flowers, and sought new
pleasure in destroying the beauty he was tired of; and soon the
friends who had so kindly welcomed him looked upon him as an evil
spirit, and shrunk away as he approached.
At length his friend the dragon-fly besought him to leave the quiet
home he had disturbed. Then Thistle was very angry, and while the
dragon-fly was sleeping among the flowers that hung over the lake, he
led an ugly spider to the spot, and bade him weave his nets about the
sleeping insect, and bind him fast. The cruel spider gladly obeyed
the ungrateful Fairy; and soon the poor fly could move neither leg nor
wing. Then Thistle flew away through the wood, leaving sorrow and