|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll:
wandering over the walls and hanging in festoons about the bow-windows--
an easy-chair forgotten on the lawn, with a newspaper lying near it--
a small pug-dog "couchant" before it, resolved to guard the treasure
even at the sacrifice of life--and a front-door standing invitingly
half-open. "Here is my chance," I thought, "for testing the reverse
action of the Magic Watch!" I pressed the 'reversal-peg' and walked in.
In another house, the entrance of a stranger might cause surprise--
perhaps anger, even going so far as to expel the said stranger with
violence: but here, I knew, nothing of the sort could happen.
The ordinary course of events first, to think nothing about me;
then, hearing my footsteps to look up and see me; and then to wonder
Sylvie and Bruno
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
that I c a n talk about. The Gospel of Art is the only one I can
preach. I know Miss Warren is a great devotee of the Gospel of
Getting On; but we cant discuss that without hurting your
feelings, Frank, since you are determined not to get on.
FRANK. Oh, dont mind my feelings. Give me some improving advice
by all means: it does me ever so much good. Have another try to
make a successful man of me, Viv. Come: lets have it all:
energy, thrift, foresight, self-respect, character. Dont you
hate people who have no character, Viv?
VIVIE [wincing] Oh, stop, stop. Let us have no more of that
horrible cant. Mr Praed: if there are really only those two
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
a miniature of a little girl in a gold frame set with seed pearls,
a garnet brooch, two broad gold bracelets with tiny dangling gold
chains, a gold thimble, a small silver baby's cup, gold embroidery
scissors, a diamond solitaire ring and a pair of earrings with
pendant pear-shaped diamonds, which even their unpracticed eyes
could tell were well over a carat each.
"A thief!" whispered Melanie, recoiling from the still body.
"Scarlett, he must have stolen all of this!"
"Of course," said Scarlett. "And he came here hoping to steal more
"I'm glad you killed him," said Melanie her gentle eyes hard. "Now
Gone With the Wind