|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
Madeline assured her friends that no trick was being played upon
them, and that she deplored the discomfort and distress, but felt
no real alarm. She was more inclined to evasive kindness here
than to sincerity, for she had a decided uneasiness. The swift
change in the manner and looks of her cowboys had been a shock to
her. The last glance she had of Stewart's face, then stern,
almost sad, and haggard with worry, remained to augment her
Darkness appeared to drop swiftly down; the coyotes began their
haunting, mournful howls; the stars showed and grew brighter; the
The Light of Western Stars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Cromwell by William Shakespeare:
I give them up unto the worthy Dukes
Of Suffolk and of Norfolk: he was my Master,
And each virtuous part,
That lived in him, I tendered with my heart;
But what his head complotted gainst the state
My country's love commands me that to hate.
His sudden death I grieve for, not his fall,
Because he sought to work my country's thrall.
Cromwell, the King shall hear of this thy duty,
Whom I assure my self will well reward thee;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:
"My word, no!" replied the little man. "I just sit here and read
the _Dead Bird_. It's the depression in tryde, you see. There's
no positions goin' that a man like me would care to look at."
And he showed Norris his certificates and written characters,
one from a grocer in Wooloomooloo, one from an ironmonger,
and a third from a billiard saloon. "Yes," he said, "I tried bein'
a billiard marker. It's no account; these lyte hours are no use
for a man's health. I won't be no man's slyve," he added firmly.
On the principle that he who is too proud to be a slave is
usually not too modest to become a pensioner, Carthew gave
him half a sovereign, and departed, being suddenly struck with