|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Moby Dick by Herman Melville:
beginning the creation, and which therefore must have contained
something in the shape of practical hints to young architects, these
Vedas were lying at the bottom of the waters; so Vishnoo became
incarnate in a whale, and sounding down in him to the uttermost
depths, rescued the sacred volumes. Was not this Vishnoo a whaleman,
then? even as a man who rides a horse is called a horseman?
Perseus, St. George, Hercules, Jonah, and Vishnoo! there's a
member-roll for you! What club but the whaleman's can head off like
Jonah Historically Regarded.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
Or will you let me serve your dinner first?"
A sudden panic seized the bride.
"Stay and serve the dinner, Ella, if you will," she
Jim frowned, but seated himself in business-like
"All right; I'm ready for it, old girl!"
With soft tread and swift, deft touch, Ella served
the dinner, standing prim and stiff and ghost-like
behind Jim's chair between the courses.
The bride watched her, fascinated by the pallor of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from O Pioneers! by Willa Cather:
she clung. Her white dress looked gray in the
darkness. She seemed like a troubled spirit,
like some shadow out of the earth, clinging to
him and entreating him to give her peace. Be-
hind her the fireflies were weaving in and out
over the wheat. He put his hand on her bent
head. "On my honor, Marie, if you will say
you love me, I will go away."
She lifted her face to his. "How could I help
it? Didn't you know?"