|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare:
Is more than my o'erpress'd defence can bide?
Let me excuse thee: ah! my love well knows
Her pretty looks have been mine enemies;
And therefore from my face she turns my foes,
That they elsewhere might dart their injuries:
Yet do not so; but since I am near slain,
Kill me outright with looks, and rid my pain.
Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press
My tongue-tied patience with too much disdain;
Lest sorrow lend me words, and words express
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
support, as the years went on he forced money from Anne Watson
instead until she was always penniless. The lower Arnold sank in
the scale, the heavier his demands became. With the rupture
between him and his family, things were worse. Anne took the
child from the home and hid him in a farmhouse near Casanova, on
the Claysburg road. There she went sometimes to see the boy, and
there he had taken fever. The people were Germans, and he called
the farmer's wife Grossmutter. He had grown into a beautiful
boy, and he was all Anne had to live for.
The Armstrongs left for California, and Arnold's persecutions
began anew. He was furious over the child's disappearance and
The Circular Staircase
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
insignia which always marked him to his men in the
midst of battle. Where it waved might always be found
the fighting and the honors, and about it they were
wont to rally.
Beside Norman of Torn rode the grim, gray, old man,
silent and taciturn; nursing his deep hatred in the depths
of his malign brain.
At the head of their respective companies rode the
five captains: Red Shandy; John Flory; Edwild the Serf;
Emilio, Count de Gropello of Italy; and Sieur Ralph de
la Campnee, of France.
The Outlaw of Torn