|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
"According to her notebook, the young lady does not seem to know of
"She does not know, sir. There was an ugly scandal in her family
before her birth. Her father turned his first wife and their son
out of his house on one and the same day. He had discovered that
she was deceiving him, and also that her son, who was studying
medicine at the time, had stolen money from his safe. What he had
discovered about his wife made Langen doubt whether the boy was his
son at all. There was a terrible scene, and the two disappeared
from their home forever. The woman died soon after. The young man
went to Australia. He has never been heard of since and has probably
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
great forests where even an Indian is sometimes at
fault. "Johnny, you're lost," accused the white man.
"Trail lost: Injun here," denied the red man. And
so after your experience has led you by the campfires
of a thousand delights, and each of those campfires
is on the Trail, which only pauses courteously
for your stay and then leads on untiring into new
mysteries forever and ever, you come to love it as the
donor of great joys. You too become a Westerner, and
when somebody says "trail," your eye too lights up.
The general impression of any particular trail is
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy:
"Yes," replied the elder; "they have accomplished about half the
"Is there no fault to be found?"
"Not that I could discover. The work seems to be well done.
They are evidently afraid of you."
"How is the soil?"
"Very good. It appears to be quite soft."
"Well," said Simeonovitch, after a pause, "what did they say
about me? Cursed me, I suppose?"
As the elder hesitated somewhat, Michael commanded him to speak
and tell him the whole truth. "Tell me all," said he; "I want to
The Kreutzer Sonata