|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:
that point then."
Once out of these mountains, I knew he could right himself; but
even I, who had no Steve to dream about, felt this silence of the
peaks was preying on me.
"Her daughter and her might have been thinkin' mighty hard about
each other just then," he pursued. "But Steve is dead. Finished.
You cert'nly don't believe there's anything more?"
"I wish I could," I told him.
"No, I'm satisfied. Heaven didn't never interest me much. But if
there was a world of dreams after you went--" He stopped himself
and turned his searching eyes away from mine. "There's a heap o'
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot:
Reflecting light upon the table as
The glitter of her jewels rose to meet it,
From satin cases poured in rich profusion;
In vials of ivory and coloured glass
Unstoppered, lurked her strange synthetic perfumes,
Unguent, powdered, or liquid -- troubled, confused
And drowned the sense in odours; stirred by the air
That freshened from the window, these ascended 90
In fattening the prolonged candle-flames,
Flung their smoke into the laquearia,
Stirring the pattern on the coffered ceiling.
The Waste Land
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain:
"Now, Roxy, don't punish me any more. I deserved what I've got,
but be good and let me off with that. Don't go to uncle. Tell me--
I'll give you the five dollars."
"Yes, I bet you will; en you won't stop dah, nuther. But I ain't
gwine to tell you heah--"
"Good gracious, no!"
"Is you 'feared o' de ha'nted house?"
"Well, den, you come to de ha'nted house 'bout ten or 'leven tonight,
en climb up de ladder, 'ca'se de sta'rsteps is broke down,
en you'll find me. I's a-roostin' in de ha'nted house 'ca'se I can't