|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll:
Though none of the sailors knew how.
There was one who was famed for the number of things
He forgot when he entered the ship:
His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,
And the clothes he had bought for the trip.
He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.
The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because
He had seven coats on when he came,
The Hunting of the Snark
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
sanely grasp, its buried bulk stood in all its essential contours,
the vast, dust-drifted floors scarce sprinkled with the litter
elsewhere so dominant.
The relatively easy walking from this
point onward went curiously to my head. All the frantic eagerness
hitherto frustrated by obstacles now took itself out in a kind
of febrile speed, and I literally raced along the low-roofed,
monstrously well-remembered aisles beyond the archway.
past being astonished by the familiarity of what I saw. On every
hand the great hieroglyphed metal shelf-doors loomed monstrously;
Shadow out of Time
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
Still lying down, Little Toomai looked down upon scores and
scores of broad backs, and wagging ears, and tossing trunks, and
little rolling eyes. He heard the click of tusks as they crossed
other tusks by accident, and the dry rustle of trunks twined
together, and the chafing of enormous sides and shoulders in the
crowd, and the incessant flick and hissh of the great tails. Then
a cloud came over the moon, and he sat in black darkness. But the
quiet, steady hustling and pushing and gurgling went on just the
same. He knew that there were elephants all round Kala Nag, and
that there was no chance of backing him out of the assembly; so he
The Jungle Book