|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poems by Oscar Wilde:
Ere it was noon, and still not satisfy
Its over-greedy love, - within an hour
A sailor boy, were he but rude enow
To land and pluck a garland for his galley's painted prow,
Would almost leave the little meadow bare,
For it knows nothing of great pageantry,
Only a few narcissi here and there
Stand separate in sweet austerity,
Dotting the unmown grass with silver stars,
And here and there a daffodil waves tiny scimitars.
Hither the billow brought him, and was glad
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Voice of the City by O. Henry:
of chivalry serve. Inside lived an old gentleman who
loved his home and did not wish to sell it. That is
all the romance of the besieged castle.
Three or four times every week came Sammy
Brown to Ravenel's apartment. He belonged to the
poet's club, for the former Browns had been con-
spicuous, though Sammy bad been vulgarized by
Business. He had no tears for departed Romance.
The song of the ticker was the one that reached
his heart, and when it came to matters equine and
batting scores he was something of a pink edition.
The Voice of the City
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll:
Went savagely snapping around-
He skipped and he hopped, and he floundered and flopped,
Till fainting he fell to the ground.
The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared
Led on by that fear-stricken yell:
And the Bellman remarked "It is just as I feared!"
And solemnly tolled on his bell.
He was black in the face, and they scarcely could trace
The least likeness to what he had been:
While so great was his fright that his waistcoat turned white-
A wonderful thing to be seen!
The Hunting of the Snark