|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin:
the floating vapor but gradually ascending till they caught the
sunlight, which ran in sharp touches of ruddy color along the
angular crags, and pierced, in long, level rays, through their
fringes of spearlike pine. Far above shot up red, splintered masses
of castellated rock, jagged and shivered into myriads of fantastic
forms, with here and there a streak of sunlit snow traced down their
chasms like a line of forked lightning; and far beyond and far above
all these, fainter than the morning cloud but purer and changeless,
slept, in the blue sky, the utmost peaks of the eternal snow.
The Golden River, which sprang from one of the lower and
snowless elevations, was now nearly in shadow--all but the uppermost
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau by Honore de Balzac:
regular habits are the secret of long life and sound health. Politics
never came to the surface in his intercourse with Cesar, the Ragons,
or the Abbe Loraux; for the good people of that circle knew each other
too well to care to enter the region of proselytism. Like his nephew
and like the Ragons, he put implicit confidence in Roguin. To his mind
the notary was a being worthy of veneration,--the living image of
probity. In the affair of the lands about the Madeleine, Pillerault
had undertaken a private examination, which was the real cause of the
boldness with which Cesar had combated his wife's presentiments.
The perfumer went up the seventy-eight stairs which led to the little
brown door of his uncle's appartement, thinking as he went that the
Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum:
hair she said: "Let Eureka out of the cage, for she is no longer a
prisoner, but our good friend. Where did you find my missing pet,
"In a room of the palace," he answered.
"Justice," remarked the Scarecrow, with a sigh, "is a dangerous thing
to meddle with. If you hadn't happened to find the piglet, Eureka
would surely have been executed."
"But justice prevailed at the last," said Ozma, "for here is my pet,
and Eureka is once more free."
"I refuse to be free," cried the kitten, in a sharp voice, "unless the
Wizard can do his trick with eight piglets. If he can produce but
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz