|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
wrapped in a shawl so that nothing of her face could be seen
but her eyes--stood behind him in the vestibule to see him off.
'Now really, you ought to take Nikita with you,' she said
timidly, stepping out from the doorway.
Vasili Andreevich did not answer. Her words evidently annoyed
him and he frowned angrily and spat.
'You have money on you,' she continued in the same plaintive
voice. 'What if the weather gets worse! Do take him, for
'Why? Don't I know the road that I must needs take a guide?'
exclaimed Vasili Andreevich, uttering every word very
Master and Man
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Myths and Myth-Makers by John Fiske:
ever gave a satisfactory answer. At the moment of change their
memories seem to have become temporarily befogged. Now and
then a poor wretch had his arms and legs cut off, or was
partially flayed, in order that the ingrowing hair might be
detected. Another theory was, that the possessed person
had merely to put on a wolf's skin, in order to assume
instantly the lupine form and character; and in this may
perhaps be seen a vague reminiscence of the alleged fact that
Berserkers were in the habit of haunting the woods by night,
clothed in the hides of wolves or bears. Such a wolfskin
was kept by the boy Grenier. Roulet, on the other hand,
Myths and Myth-Makers
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Several Works by Edgar Allan Poe:
and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can
be made. The whole company, indeed, seemed now deeply to feel that
in the costume and bearing of the stranger neither wit nor
propriety existed. The figure was tall and gaunt, and shrouded
from head to foot in the habiliments of the grave. The mask which
concealed the visage was made so nearly to resemble the countenance
of a stiffened corpse that the closest scrutiny must have had
difficulty in detecting the cheat. And yet all this might have
been endured, if not approved, by the mad revellers around. But
the mummer had gone so far as to assume the type of the Red Death.
His vesture was dabbled in blood--and his broad brow, with all