|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
"Yes, indeed, we're all glad. Come and sit down. Of course you'll stay over
night. You look tired and worn. Well, no wonder, when you saw that Moravian
massacre. You must tell me about it. I saw Sam Brady yesterday, and he spoke
of seeing you over there. Sam told me a good deal. Ah! here's Jim now."
The young missionary came out of the open door, and the two young men greeted
each other warmly.
"How is she?" asked Christy, when the first greetings had been exchanged.
"Nell's just beginning to get over the shock. She'll be glad to see you."
"Jonathan tells me you got married just before Girty came up with you at
"Yes; it is true. In fact, the whole wonderful story is true, yet I cannot
The Spirit of the Border
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
"Mother is dead," she said flatly.
The hand on her arm tightened until it pinched and the wrinkled
lids over the yellow eyes blinked.
"Did the Yankees kill her?"
"She died of typhoid. Died--the day before I came home."
"Don't think about it," said Grandma sternly and Scarlett saw her
swallow. "And your Pa?"
"Pa is--Pa is not himself."
"What do you mean? Speak up. Is he ill?"
"The shock--he is so strange--he is not--"
"Don't tell me he's not himself. Do you mean his mind is
Gone With the Wind
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
and crying rusts my jaws so that I cannot speak."
Thereafter he walked very carefully, with his eyes on the road,
and when he saw a tiny ant toiling by he would step over it, so as
not to harm it. The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and
therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything.
"You people with hearts," he said, "have something to guide you, and
need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful.
When Oz gives me a heart of course I needn't mind so much."
7. The Journey to the Great Oz
They were obliged to camp out that night under a large tree in
the forest, for there were no houses near. The tree made a good,
The Wizard of Oz