|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from O Pioneers! by Willa Cather:
ting careless in their ways. The Bergsons had
a log house, for instance, only because Mrs.
Bergson would not live in a sod house. She
missed the fish diet of her own country, and
twice every summer she sent the boys to the
river, twenty miles to the southward, to fish
for channel cat. When the children were little
she used to load them all into the wagon, the
baby in its crib, and go fishing herself.
Alexandra often said that if her mother were
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tour Through Eastern Counties of England by Daniel Defoe:
they first land they make is Wintertonness (as above). Now, the
danger of the place is this: if the ships coming from the north are
taken with a hard gale of wind from the SE., or from any point
between NE. and SE., so that they cannot, as the seamen call it,
weather Wintertonness, they are thereby kept within that deep bay;
and if the wind blows hard, are often in danger of running on shore
upon the rocks about Cromer, on the north coast of Norfolk, or
stranding upon the flat shore between Cromer and Wells; all the
relief they have, is good ground tackle to ride it out, which is
very hard to do there, the sea coming very high upon them; or if
they cannot ride it out then, to run into the bottom of the great
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Carthoris turned toward Thuvia of Ptarth.
"They have taught me a lesson, these vanishing bowmen
of Lothar," he said. "When they have served their
purpose they remain not to embarrass their masters by
their presence. Kulan Tith and his warriors are here
to protect you. My acts have constituted the proof of
my honesty of purpose. Good-bye," and he knelt at her
feet, raising a bit of her harness to his lips.
The girl reached out a hand and laid it upon the thick black
hair of the head bent before her. Softly she asked:
"Where are you going, Carthoris?"
Thuvia, Maid of Mars