|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Edingburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Queen Mary herself, according to gossip, bathed in white
wine to entertain her loveliness. Behind and overhead,
lie the Queen's Park, from Muschat's Cairn to
Dumbiedykes, St. Margaret's Loch, and the long wall of
Salisbury Crags: and thence, by knoll and rocky bulwark
and precipitous slope, the eye rises to the top of
Arthur's Seat, a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue
of its bold design. This upon your left. Upon the
right, the roofs and spires of the Old Town climb one
above another to where the citadel prints its broad bulk
and jagged crown of bastions on the western sky. -
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
listened to her entreaties instead of boxing her ears like the
brute you are."
"My daughter is gone," went on Oro, recovering his strength,
"and my great designs are ruined. Yet only for a while," he
added, "for the world-balance will return again, if not till long
after your life-spans are done."
"If you don't doctor yourself, Lord Oro," said Bickley, also
rising, "I may tell you as one who understands such things, that
most likely it will be after your life-span is done also. Although
their effect may be delayed, severe shocks from burns and over-
excitement are apt to prove fatal to the aged."
When the World Shook
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Love Songs by Sara Teasdale:
I, for whom the pensive night
Binds her cloudy hair with light, --
I, for whom all beauty burns
Like incense in a million urns?
O beauty, are you not enough?
Why am I crying after love?
I said, "I have shut my heart
As one shuts an open door,
That Love may starve therein
And trouble me no more."