|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Youth by Joseph Conrad:
the sea. At daylight she was only a charred shell, float-
ing still under a cloud of smoke and bearing a glowing
mass of coal within.
"Then the oars were got out, and the boats forming in
a line moved round her remains as if in procession--the
long-boat leading. As we pulled across her stern a slim
dart of fire shot out viciously at us, and suddenly she
went down, head first, in a great hiss of steam. The
unconsumed stern was the last to sink; but the paint had
gone, had cracked, had peeled off, and there were no
letters, there was no word, no stubborn device that was
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela:
to his chief. Demetrio shrugged his shoulders.
"Bury them!" he said.
They're coming back!"
It was with amazement that the inhabitants of Fresnillo
learned that the rebel attack on Zacatecas had failed com-
"They're coming back!"
The rebels were a maddened mob, sunburnt, filthy,
naked. Their high wide-brimmed straw hats hid their
faces. The "high hats" came back as happily as they had
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
was quite disturbed at the fix it had gotten them into by leading them
to the Isle of the Magic Flower. The ruby heart of the Glass Cat was
cold and hard, but still it was a heart, and to have a heart of any
sort is to have some consideration for others. But the queer
transparent creature didn't want Trot and Cap'n Bill to know it was
sorry for them, and therefore it moved very slowly until it had
crossed the river and was out of sight among the trees of the forest.
Then it headed straight toward the Emerald City, and trotted so fast
that it was like a crystal streak crossing the valleys and plains.
Being glass, the cat was tireless, and with no reason to delay its
journey, it reached Ozma's palace in wonderfully quick time.
The Magic of Oz