|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
his lower jaw, and so busily engaged did he remain in this
occupation that I had gained the safety of the cliff top
before he was ready to take up the pursuit. When he did
not discover me in sight within the valley he dashed,
hissing into the rank vegetation of the swamp and that was
the last I saw of him.
I hastened to the cliff edge above Ja and helped him
to a secure footing. He would not listen to any thanks
for his attempt to save me, which had come so near miscarrying.
At the Earth's Core
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers by Jonathan Swift:
It was towards the conclusion of the year 1707, when an impudent
pamphlet crept into the world, intituled, 'Predictions, etc.' by
Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq; -- Amongst the many arrogant assertions
laid down by that lying spirit of divination, he was pleas'd to
pitch on the Cardinal de Noailles and myself, among many other
eminent and illustrious persons, that were to die within the
compass of the ensuing year; and peremptorily fixes the month,
day, and hour of our deaths: This, I think, is sporting with
great men, and publick spirits, to the scandal of religion, and
reproach of power; and if sovereign princes and astrologers must
make diversion for the vulgar ---- why then farewel, say I, to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
I nodded assent, for I was so amazed that I hardly knew what
to either think or say, it was hard to imagine that I had seen
him eat up his spiders and flies not five minutes before.
Looking at my watch, I saw that I should go to the station to meet
Van Helsing, so I told Mrs. Harker that it was time to leave.
She came at once, after saying pleasantly to Mr. Renfield,
"Goodbye, and I hope I may see you often, under auspices
pleasanter to yourself."
To which, to my astonishment, he replied, "Goodbye, my dear.
I pray God I may never see your sweet face again.
May He bless and keep you!"