|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Troll Garden and Selected Stories by Willa Cather:
youngsters manage to conceal their guilty presence in the House
of Song is a wonder."
"But don't any of the artist-folk fancy children?" asked Imogen.
"Yes, they just fancy them and no more. The chemist remarked the
other day that children are like certain salts which need not be
actualized because the formulae are quite sufficient for practical
purposes. I don't see how even Flavia can endure to have that man
"I have always been rather curious to know what Arthur
thinks of it all," remarked Imogen cautiously.
"Thinks of it!" ejaculated Miss Broadwood. "Why, my dear,
The Troll Garden and Selected Stories
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Anthem by Ayn Rand:
their forehead and moved it as we had.
Thus, each day, we greet Liberty 5-3000,
and they answer, and no men can suspect.
We do not wonder at this new sin of ours.
It is our second Transgression of Preference,
for we do not think of all our brothers,
as we must, but only of one, and their name
is Liberty 5-3000. We do not know why
we think of them. We do not know why,
when we think of them, we feel all of
a sudden that the earth is good and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
and that connexion. Then came that queerness about the element
of time, and with it desperate efforts to place the fragmentary
dream-glimpses in the chronological and spatial pattern.
glimpses themselves were at first merely strange rather than horrible.
I would seem to be in an enormous vaulted chamber whose lofty
stone aroinings were well-nigh lost in the shadows overhead. In
whatever time or place the scene might be, the principle of the
arch was known as fully and used as extensively as by the Romans.
There were colossal, round windows and high, arched doors, and
pedestals or tables each as tall as the height of an ordinary
Shadow out of Time