|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Heap O' Livin' by Edgar A. Guest:
Must demonstrate he has a brain.
Most folks, as I've noticed, in pleasure an'
Are always expecting too much out of life.
They wail an' they fret
Just because they don't get
The best o' the sunshine, the fairest o' flowers,
The finest o' features, the strongest o' powers;
They whine an' they whimper an' curse an'
A Heap O' Livin'
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from 1492 by Mary Johntson:
_Vega Real_! So lovely was it in that bright eve! The very
pain of the day made it lovelier.
The high grassy space ran upon one side to sheer precipice,
dropping clear two hundred feet. But there was camping
ground enough--and the sun almost touched the far,
The Indians threw themselves down. When they had
supper they would eat it, when they had it not they would
wait for breakfast. But Caonabo with twenty young men
came to us. He said something, and my arms were caught
from behind and held. He faced Beltran seated against a
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn:
three miles off,-- for by our custom, no one of us may remain in this
village during the night after a death has taken place. We make the proper
offerings and prayers; -- then we go away, leaving the corpse alone.
Strange things always happen in the house where a corpse has thus been
left: so we think that it will be better for you to come away with us. We
can find you good lodging in the other village. But perhaps, as you are a
priest, you have no fear of demons or evil spirits; and, if you are not
afraid of being left alone with the body, you will be very welcome to the
use of this poor house. However, I must tell you that nobody, except a
priest, would dare to remain here tonight."
Muso made answer:--