|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
from the village.
The snow had hidden the sledge, but the shafts and the kerchief
tied to them were still visible. Mukhorty, buried up to his
belly in snow, with the breeching and drugget hanging down,
stood all white, his dead head pressed against his frozen
throat: icicles hung from his nostrils, his eyes were covered
with hoar-frost as though filled with tears, and he had grown
so thin in that one night that he was nothing but skin and
Vasili Andreevich was stiff as a frozen carcass, and when they
rolled him off Nikita his legs remained apart and his arms
Master and Man
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
"I expect that the Kaffirs will have looted the wagon and be on
the way home with your oxen by now," he said when I had finished.
"Are you not afraid that they will follow us here?" I asked.
"Oh no, Mr. Quatermain. We do business with these people, also
they sometimes come to be doctored by Rodd when they are sick, so
this place is sacred ground to them. They stopped hunting you
when they got to the Yellow-wood swamp where our land begins, did
"Yes, but now I want to hunt them. Can you give me any help?
Those oxen are tired out and footsore, so we might be able to
catch them up."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Youth by Joseph Conrad:
But for me all the East is contained in that vision of my
youth. It is all in that moment when I opened my young
eyes on it. I came upon it from a tussle with the sea--
and I was young--and I saw it looking at me. And this
is all that is left of it! Only a moment; a moment of
strength, of romance, of glamour--of youth! . . . A
flick of sunshine upon a strange shore, the time to re-
member, the time for a sigh, and--good-by!--Night--
Good-by . . .!"
"Ah! The good old time--the good old time. Youth