|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Rinkitink In Oz by L. Frank Baum:
mountains, so rocky that nothing would grow there. But
in these mountains were mines of gold and silver, which
the slaves of the King were forced to work, being
confined in dark underground passages for that purpose.
In the course of time huge caverns had been hollowed
out by the slaves, in which they lived and slept, never
seeing the light of day. Cruel overseers with whips
stood over these poor people, who had been captured in
many countries by the raiding parties of King Cos, and
the overseers were quite willing to lash the slaves
with their whips if they faltered a moment in their
Rinkitink In Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
I am just now overloaded with work. I have two huge novels on hand
- THE WRECKER and the PEARL FISHER, in collaboration with my
stepson: the latter, the PEARL FISHER, I think highly of, for a
black, ugly, trampling, violent story, full of strange scenes and
striking characters. And then I am about waist-deep in my big book
on the South Seas: THE big book on the South Seas it ought to be,
and shall. And besides, I have some verses in the press, which,
however, I hesitate to publish. For I am no judge of my own verse;
self-deception is there so facile. All this and the cares of an
impending settlement in Samoa keep me very busy, and a cold (as
usual) keeps me in bed.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
But Arete pleaded hard with her husband for Medeia, for her
heart was softened. And she said, 'The Gods will punish her,
not we. After all, she is our guest and my suppliant, and
prayers are the daughters of Zeus. And who, too, dare part
man and wife, after all they have endured together?'
And Alcinous smiled. 'The minstrel's song has charmed you:
but I must remember what is right, for songs cannot alter
justice; and I must be faithful to my name. Alcinous I am
called, the man of sturdy sense; and Alcinous I will be.'
But for all that Arete besought him, until she won him round.
So next morning he sent a herald, and called the kings into