|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll:
"It is a very drowsy day," I said to myself, idly turning over the
leaves of the sketch-book to find a blank page. "Why, I thought you
were a mile off by this time!" For, to my surprise, the two walkers
were back again.
"I came back to remind you," Arthur said, "that the trains go every ten
"Nonsense!" I said. "It isn't the Metropolitan Railway!"
"It is the Metropolitan Railway," the Earl insisted. "'This is a part
"Why do you talk with your eyes shut?" said Arthur. "Wake up!"
"I think it's the heat makes me so drowsy," I said, hoping, but not
Sylvie and Bruno
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:
almost geometrical precision and comparable with that of the cotton
thread which the machines in our factories roll so neatly into
balls. And this is repeated all over the surface of the work, for
the Spider shifts her position a little at every moment.
At fairly frequent intervals, the tip of the abdomen is lifted to
the mouth of the balloon; and then the spinnerets really touch the
fringed edge. The length of contact is even considerable. We
find, therefore, that the thread is stuck in this star-shaped
fringe, the foundation of the building and the crux of the whole,
while every elsewhere it is simply laid on, in a manner determined
by the movements of the hind-legs. If we wished to unwind the
The Life of the Spider
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The United States Bill of Rights:
1970's were produced in ALL CAPS, no lower case. The
computers we used then didn't have lower case at all.
These original Project Gutenberg Etexts will be compiled into a file
containing them all, in order to improve the content ratios of Etext
to header material.
The United States Bill of Rights.
The Ten Original Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Passed by Congress September 25, 1789