|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens:
their return. It lurked in strangers' faces, and their voices.
Everything had lips on which it always trembled.--MY secret!'
'It was revealed by your own act at any rate,' said the blind man.
'The act was not mine. I did it, but it was not mine. I was
forced at times to wander round, and round, and round that spot.
If you had chained me up when the fit was on me, I should have
broken away, and gone there. As truly as the loadstone draws iron
towards it, so he, lying at the bottom of his grave, could draw me
near him when he would. Was that fancy? Did I like to go there,
or did I strive and wrestle with the power that forced me?'
The blind man shrugged his shoulders, and smiled incredulously.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll:
severity. `You woke me out of oh! such a nice dream! And you've
been along with me, Kitty--all through the Looking-Glass world.
Did you know it, dear?'
It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made
the remark) that, whatever you say to them, they ALWAYS purr.
`If them would only purr for "yes" and mew for "no," or any rule
of that sort,' she had said, `so that one could keep up a
conversation! But how CAN you talk with a person if they always
say the same thing?'
On this occasion the kitten only purred: and it was impossible
to guess whether it meant `yes' or `no.'
Through the Looking-Glass
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Love and Friendship by Jane Austen:
know that it has by many people been asserted and beleived that
Lord Burleigh, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the rest of those who
filled the cheif offices of State were deserving, experienced,
and able Ministers. But oh! how blinded such writers and such
Readers must be to true Merit, to Merit despised, neglected and
defamed, if they can persist in such opinions when they reflect
that these men, these boasted men were such scandals to their
Country and their sex as to allow and assist their Queen in
confining for the space of nineteen years, a WOMAN who if the
claims of Relationship and Merit were of no avail, yet as a Queen
and as one who condescended to place confidence in her, had every
Love and Friendship