|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
dyed it a dreadful color, is there? I'm going to weep all the
time you're cutting it off, if it won't interfere. It seems such
a tragic thing."
Anne wept then, but later on, when she went upstairs and looked
in the glass, she was calm with despair. Marilla had done her work
thoroughly and it had been necessary to shingle the hair as closely
as possible. The result was not becoming, to state the case as mildly
as may be. Anne promptly turned her glass to the wall.
"I'll never, never look at myself again until my hair grows," she
Then she suddenly righted the glass.
Anne of Green Gables
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Plutarch's Lives by A. H. Clough:
and marshy ground, they were forced to sink great weights of stone
and rubble to secure the foundation, and did all this out of the
money Cimon supplied them with. It was he, likewise, who first
embellished the upper city with those fine and ornamental places of
exercise and resort, which they afterward so much frequented and
delighted in. He set the market-place with plane trees; and the
Academy, which was before a bare, dry, and dirty spot, he converted
into a well-watered grove, with shady alleys to walk in, and open
courses for races.
When the Persians who had made themselves masters of the Chersonese,
so far from quitting it, called in the people of the interior of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
safe; also a spare gold watch belonging to Anscombe with his
coat-of-arms engraved upon it. That which he wore was of silver
and no doubt was buried with him, since for superstitious reasons
the natives would not have touched anything on his person after
death. This seemed to me to settle the matter, presumptively at
any rate, since to show that robbery was not the cause of their
murder, their most valuable possessions which were not upon their
persons had been sent to me, their friend.
So this was the end of all my efforts to secure the safety and
well-being of that most unlucky pair. I wept when I thought of
it there in the darkness of the hut, for the candle had burned