|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe:
and plate,' says he, upon the forefinger. Then upon the next
finger, 'Here's a plantation on York River, #100 a year, then
#150 in money, then a sloop load of horses, cows, hogs, and
stores'; and so on to the thumb again. 'And now,' says he, 'a
cargo cost #250 in England, and worth here twice the money.'
'Well,' says I, 'what do you make of all that?' 'Make of it?'
says he; 'why, who says I was deceived when I married a wife
in Lancashire? I think I have married a fortune, and a very
good fortune too,' says he.
In a word, we were now in very considerable circumstances,
and every year increasing; for our new plantation grew upon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems of William Blake by William Blake:
Till to her own grave plot she came, & there she sat down.
And heard this voice of sorrow breathed from the hollow pit.
Why cannot the Ear be closed to its own destruction?
Or the glistening Eye to the poison of a smile!
Why are Eyelids stord with arrows ready drawn,
Where a thousand fighting men in ambush lie!
Or an Eye of gifts & graces showring fruits & coined gold!
Why a Tongue impress'd with honey from every wind?
Why an Ear, a whirlpool fierce to draw creations in?
Why a Nostril wide inhaling terror trembling & affright
Why a tender curb upon the youthful burning boy?
Poems of William Blake
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:
"Yes, certainly, by that date."
"Then it was impossible for her -- But no, I am mistaken --
I was confusing dates. Unfortunately, it is too probable
that your daughter must have passed the frontier, and you
can only have one hope, that she stopped on learning the
news of the Tartar invasion!"
The father's head fell! He knew Nadia, and he knew
too well that nothing would have prevented her from setting
out. Ivan Ogareff had just committed gratuitously an act
of real cruelty. With a word he might have reassured
Fedor. Although Nadia had passed the frontier under cir-