|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:
feel disposed to talk about her.
"That's the American of it," Tudor went on. "Push, and go, and
energy, and independence. What do you think, skipper?"
"I think she is young, very young, only a girl," replied the
captain of the Minerva, continuing to stare into the blackness that
hid the sea.
The blackness seemed suddenly to increase in density, and they
stumbled up the beach, feeling their way to the gate.
"Watch out for nuts," Sheldon warned, as the first blast of the
squall shrieked through the palms. They joined hands and staggered
up the path, with the ripe cocoanuts thudding in a monstrous rain
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol:
done, yet I go shutting myself up and letting my thoughts wander! What
a fool I am!"
So saying, he exchanged his Scottish costume (of a shirt and nothing
else) for attire of a more European nature; after which he pulled
tight the waistcoat over his ample stomach, sprinkled himself with
eau-de-Cologne, tucked his papers under his arm, took his fur cap, and
set out for the municipal offices, for the purpose of completing the
transfer of souls. The fact that he hurried along was not due to a
fear of being late (seeing that the President of the Local Council was
an intimate acquaintance of his, as well as a functionary who could
shorten or prolong an interview at will, even as Homer's Zeus was able
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
'Let him alone,' said John. 'I am sick of both of you.'
'That is no way to speak of your uncle, sir,' cried Joseph. 'I
will not endure this disrespect. You are a pair of exceedingly
forward, impudent, and ignorant young men, and I have quite made
up my mind to put an end to the whole business.'.
'O skittles!' said the graceful John.
But Morris was not so easy in his mind. This unusual act of
insubordination had already troubled him; and these mutinous
words now sounded ominously in his ears. He looked at the old
gentleman uneasily. Upon one occasion, many years before, when
Joseph was delivering a lecture, the audience had revolted in a