|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll:
Scarcely even a howl or a groan,
As the man they called "Ho!" told his story of woe
In an antediluvian tone.
"My father and mother were honest, though poor--"
"Skip all that!" cried the Bellman in haste.
"If it once becomes dark, there's no chance of a Snark--
We have hardly a minute to waste!"
"I skip forty years," said the Baker, in tears,
"And proceed without further remark
To the day when you took me aboard of your ship
To help you in hunting the Snark.
The Hunting of the Snark
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister:
could be straighter than was Juno's back; her card-case was in her hand,
but her pocket was not quite large enough for the whole of her pride,
which stuck out so that it could have been seen from a greater distance
than my window. The General would have departed, placing his chair for
the visitor, when Hortense waved for him an inviting hand toward the
bench beside her; he waved a similarly inviting hand, looking at Juno,
who thereupon sat firmly down upon the chair. At this the General hovered
heavily, looking at his daughter, who gave him no look in return, as she
engaged in conversation with Juno; and presently the General left them.
Juno's back and Hortense's front, both entirely motionless as they
interviewed each other' presented a stiff appearance, with Juno half
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain:
got me they'd tar and feather me and ride me on a
rail, sure. I didn't wait for no breakfast -- I warn't
"Old man," said the young one, "I reckon we
might double-team it together; what do you think?"
"I ain't undisposed. What's your line -- mainly?"
"Jour printer by trade; do a little in patent medi-
cines; theater-actor -- tragedy, you know; take a turn
to mesmerism and phrenology when there's a chance;
teach singing-geography school for a change; sling a
lecture sometimes -- oh, I do lots of things -- most
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn