|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Love Songs by Sara Teasdale:
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.
You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.
Oh plunge me deep in love -- put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:
dirk, struck with his whole gigantic force at the Earl's bosom.
The temper of the corslet threw the point of the weapon upwards,
but a deep wound took place between the neck and shoulder; and
the force of the blow prostrated the bridegroom on the floor.
Montrose entered at one side of the anteroom. The bridal
company, alarmed at the noise, were in equal apprehension and
surprise; but ere Montrose could almost see what had happened,
Allan M'Aulay had rushed past him, and descended the castle
stairs like lightning. "Guards, shut the gate!" exclaimed
Montrose--"Seize him--kill him, if he resists!--He shall die, if
he were my brother!"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories by Mark Twain:
as many as five times.
Necessarily, such a man is impressionable, impulsive, emotional.
This one was, and had no gift at hiding his feelings; or if he
had it he took no trouble to exercise it. He carried his soul's
prevailing weather in his face, and when he entered a room
the parasols or the umbrellas went up--figuratively speaking--
according to the indications. When the soft light was in his eye
it meant approval, and delivered a benediction; when he came with a
frown he lowered the temperature ten degrees. He was a well-beloved
man in the house of his friends, but sometimes a dreaded one.
He had a deep affection for the Lester household and its several