|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Just Folks by Edgar A. Guest:
She spoke her regrets for the salad, and then
Explained she was really much hurt,
And begged both our pardons again and again
For serving a skimpy dessert.
She was sorry for this and sorry for that,
Though there really was nothing to blame.
But I thought to myself as I put on my hat,
Perhaps she is sorry we came.
I've trod the links with many a man,
And played him club for club;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain:
was a lie; and outside I was certain of it. And he
said there was a hole in the pyramid, and you could go
in there with candles, and go ever so far up a long
slanting tunnel, and come to a large room in the
stomach of that stone mountain, and there you would
find a big stone chest with a king in it, four thousand
years old. I said to myself, then, if that ain't a lie I
will eat that king if they will fetch him, for even
Methusalem warn't that old, and nobody claims it.
As we come a little nearer we see the yaller sand
come to an end in a long straight edge like a blanket,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
pellibus induxerant, tertia vigilia, qua minime arduus ad nostras
munitiones accensus videbatur, omnibus copiis repente ex oppido eruptionem
fecerunt. Celeriter, ut ante Caesar imperaverat, ignibus significatione
facta, ex proximis castellis eo concursum est, pugnatumque ab hostibus ita
acriter est ut a viris fortibus in extrema spe salutis iniquo loco contra
eos qui ex vallo turribusque tela iacerent pugnari debuit, cum in una
virtute omnis spes consisteret. Occisis ad hominum milibus IIII reliqui
in oppidum reiecti sunt. Postridie eius diei refractis portis, cum iam
defenderet nemo, atque intromissis militibus nostris, sectionem eius
oppidi universa Caesar vendidit. Ab iis qui emerant capitum numerus ad
eum relatus est milium LIII.