|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Russia in 1919 by Arthur Ransome:
of things to an end. Just as in our dealings with other
countries we exchange goods instead of paying in money, so
within our own frontiers money is ceasing to be the sole
medium of exchange. Gradually the workmen are coming to
receive more and more in other forms than money. Houses,
for example, lighting and heating are only a beginning.
These things being state monopolies, the task of supplying
the workman's needs without the use of money is
comparatively easy. The chief difficulty is, of course, food
supplies, which depend on our ability to keep up an
exchange of goods with the villages. If we can supply
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy:
ally detained in Casterbridge through having to give
notice to the authorities of what had happened; and
he then found that Boldwood had also entered the
town, and delivered himself up.
In the meantime the surgeon, having hastened into
the hall at Boldwood's, found it in darkness and quite
deserted. He went on to the back of the house,
where he discovered in the kitchen an old man, of
whom he made inquiries.
"She's had him took away to her own house, sir,"
said his informant.
Far From the Madding Crowd
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
THE SUMMER SUN SHONE ROUND ME
THE summer sun shone round me,
The folded valley lay
In a stream of sun and odour,
That sultry summer day.
The tall trees stood in the sunlight
As still as still could be,
But the deep grass sighed and rustled
And bowed and beckoned me.
The deep grass moved and whispered
And bowed and brushed my face.