|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland:
Old grandmother Snow is coming you know,
From the West on a crane--just see how they go.
And old aunty Lightning has come from the South,
On a big yellow dog with a bit in his mouth.
"There is no grandmother Wind, is there, nurse?"
"No, of course not, people only call her grandmother Wind."
"Why do they call the other mother-in-law Rain?"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan:
all his clothes.
At the end of the third day she told me that she wished these people
wouldn't talk to her; she didn't like them. I had turned in the
hour we left the Channel and had not left my berth since, so
possibly I was not in the most amiable mood to receive a douche of
cold water. 'I must try to remember, dear,' I said, ' that you have
been brought up altogether in the society of pussies and vicars and
elderly ladies, and of course you miss them. But you must have a
little patience. I shall be up tomorrow, if this beastly sea
continues to go down; and then we will try to find somebody suitable
to introduce to you.'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
ever and ever?" cried the boy. "May take me away, away, anywhere
"For ever and ever? Comme vous-y-allez!" Mr. Moreen laughed
indulgently. "For as long as Mr. Pemberton may be so good."
"We've struggled, we've suffered," his wife went on; "but you've
made him so your own that we've already been through the worst of
Morgan had turned away from his father - he stood looking at
Pemberton with a light in his face. His sense of shame for their
common humiliated state had dropped; the case had another side -
the thing was to clutch at THAT. He had a moment of boyish joy,