|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:
And which were Ladies.
There was no rule of old or young by which Bessie Bell could tell.
Nor was it as one could tell Sisters from Just-Ladies by a way of
dress. For Sisters, like Sister Helen Vincula, wore a soft white
around the face, and soft long black veils, and a small cross on the
breast of the dress: so that even had any not known the difference
one could easily have guessed.
But for Ladies and Mamas there were none of these differences.
But Bessie Bell looked and looked and wondered, but her eyes brought
to her no way of knowing.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain:
As we come a little nearer we see the yaller sand
come to an end in a long straight edge like a blanket,
and on to it was joined, edge to edge, a wide country
of bright green, with a snaky stripe crooking through
it, and Tom said it was the Nile. It made my heart
jump again, for the Nile was another thing that wasn't
real to me. Now I can tell you one thing which is
dead certain: if you will fool along over three thou-
sand miles of yaller sand, all glimmering with heat so
that it makes your eyes water to look at it, and you've
been a considerable part of a week doing it, the green
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
relationship with both. Since it was entirely possible that the
big Irishman O'Halloran might be the man on horseback within a
very few days, the colonel was all suave words and honeyed smiles
to his friend the ranger.
Indeed he did him the unusual honor of a personally conducted
inspection. Gabilonda was a fat little man, with a soft, purring
voice and a pompous manner. He gushed with the courteous
volubility of his nation, explaining with great gusto this and
that detail of the work. Bucky gave him outwardly a deferent ear,
but his alert mind and eyes were scanning the prisoners they saw.
The ranger was trying to find in one of these scowling, defiant