|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
AND now there was speech in the south,
And a man of the south that was wise,
A periwig'd lord of London, (2)
Called on the clans to rise.
And the riders rode, and the summons
Came to the western shore,
To the land of the sea and the heather,
To Appin and Mamore.
It called on all to gather
From every scrog and scaur,
That loved their fathers' tartan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:
panic seized her, and she wanted to scream out. What was she doing?
Where was she going? Was she mad, that she had ventured into this
trap of blackness? Blackness! It was hideously black. She looked
behind her. She could not see the Pug, close as he was to her; and
dark as she had thought it outside there at the cellar entrance, it
appeared by contrast to have been light, for she could even
distinguish now the opening through which they had come.
They were in a cellar that was damp underfoot, and the soft earth
deadened all sound as they walked upon it - and they seemed to be
walking on interminably. It was too far - much too far! She felt
her nerve failing her. She looked behind her again. That opening,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from At the Sign of the Cat & Racket by Honore de Balzac:
a genius it is all right! Genius, genius! It is not so very clever to
say black one minute and white the next, as he does, to interrupt
other people, to dance such rigs at home, never to let you know which
foot you are to stand on, to compel his wife never to be amused unless
my lord is in gay spirits, and to be dull when he is dull."
"But, mother, the very nature of such imaginations----"
"What are such 'imaginations'?" Madame Guillaume went on, interrupting
her daughter again. "Fine ones his are, my word! What possesses a man
that all on a sudden, without consulting a doctor, he takes it into
his head to eat nothing but vegetables? If indeed it were from
religious motives, it might do him some good--but he has no more