|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Herbert West: Reanimator by H. P. Lovecraft:
fresh. A certain number of these failures had remained alive --
one was in an asylum while others had vanished -- and as he thought
of conceivable yet virtually impossible eventualities he often
shivered beneath his usual stolidity.
West had soon learned
that absolute freshness was the prime requisite for useful specimens,
and had accordingly resorted to frightful and unnatural expedients
in body-snatching. In college, and during our early practice together
in the factory town of Bolton, my attitude toward him had been
largely one of fascinated admiration; but as his boldness in methods
grew, I began to develop a gnawing fear. I did not like the way
Herbert West: Reanimator
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Where There's A Will by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
"I'd--I'd rather go alone," I said.
"I'm not ready. I've got to gather up these dishes," I objected.
Out of the corner of my eye I could see the glow dying out of Mr.
Pierce's face. But Miss Patty took my arm and led me to the
"Let them gather up their own dishes," she said. "Dolly, you
ought to be ashamed to let Minnie slave for you the way she does.
Good night, everybody."
I did my best to leave them alone on the way back, but Miss Patty
stuck close to my heels. It was snowing, and the going was slow.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift:
Was that, last Sunday, in the ring?
I'm sorry Mopsa breaks so fast;
I said her face would never last,
Corinna with that youthful air,
Is thirty, and a bit to spare.
Her fondness for a certain earl
Began, when I was but a girl.
Phyllis, who but a month ago
Was married to the Tunbridge beau,
I saw coquetting t'other night
In public with that odious knight.