|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain:
has no snow upon it in summer, whereas the Jungfrau is not
much shorter of fourteen thousand feet high and therefore
that lowest verge of snow on her side, which seems nearly
down to the valley level, is really about seven thousand feet
higher up in the air than the summit of that wooded rampart.
It is the distance that makes the deception. The wooded
height is but four or five miles removed from us,
but the Jungfrau is four or five times that distance away.
Walking down the street of shops, in the fore-noon, I
was attracted by a large picture, carved, frame and all,
from a single block of chocolate-colored wood.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
memory too held nothing else."
"But Concha," cried Sturgis eagerly, "I could
give you far better than that. I could take you
away from here--to Boston, to Europe. You
should see--live your life--in the great cities you
have dreamed of--that you hardly believe in--that
were made to enjoy. I have told you of the theater,
the opera--you should go to the finest in the world.
You should wear the most beautiful gowns and
jewels, go to courts, see the great works of art--I
am not trying to bribe you," he stammered, flushing
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wife, et al by Anton Chekhov:
them go: 'Get along with you,' he said. So that's what he did.. .
. The Kingdom of Heaven be his and everlasting peace! He
understood and did not bear them a grudge; but there were some
who did, and how many people they ruined! Yes. . . Why, over the
affair at the Klotchkovs' tavern eleven men were sent to the
disciplinary battalion. Yes. . . . And now, look, it's the same
thing. Anisyin, the investigating magistrate, stayed the night
with me last Thursday, and he told me about some landowner. . . .
Yes. . . . They took the wall of his barn to pieces at night and
carried off twenty sacks of rye. When the gentleman heard that
such a crime had been committed, he sent a telegram to the