|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Captain Stormfield by Mark Twain:
barkeeper, and then everybody rose, and a cheer went up that made
the heavens shake, I tell you! He was all smiles, and had his halo
tilted over one ear in a cocky way, and was the most satisfied-
looking saint I ever saw. While he marched up the steps of the
Grand Stand, the choir struck up, -
The whole wide heaven groans,
And waits to hear that voice."
There were four gorgeous tents standing side by side in the place
of honor, on a broad railed platform in the centre of the Grand
Stand, with a shining guard of honor round about them. The tents
had been shut up all this time. As the barkeeper climbed along up,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey:
bird-of-prey cast of his features and the wildness of his glittering
eyes. Naab gave him a bag from one of the packs, spoke a few words in
Navajo, and then slapped the burros into the trail.
The climb thenceforth was more rapid because less steep, and the trail
now led among broken fragments of cliff. The color of the stones had
changed from red to yellow, and small cedars grew in protected places.
Hare's judgment of height had such frequent cause for correction that he
gave up trying to estimate the altitude. The ride had begun to tell on
his strength, and toward the end he thought he could not manage to stay
longer upon Noddle. The air had grown thin and cold, and though the sun
was yet an hour high, his fingers were numb.
The Heritage of the Desert
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
mitred head, or pair of heads infinitely magnified; and its rapid
bobbing flight through the sky seemed most peculiarly a wingless
one. Carter could not tell which side of the mountains it was
on, but soon perceived that it had parts below the parts he had
first seen, since it blotted out all the stars in places where
the ridge was deeply cleft.
Then came a wide gap in the range,
where the hideous reaches of transmontane Leng were joined to
the cold waste on this side by a low pass trough which the stars
shone wanly. Carter watched this gap with intense care, knowing
that he might see outlined against the sky beyond it the lower
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath