|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie:
"I fancy he keeps a bicycle shop in time of peace," explained
Tuppence. "No, there it is! Now you could marry a rich girl."
"I'm like you. I don't know any."
"That doesn't matter. You can always get to know one. Now, if I
see a man in a fur coat come out of the Ritz I can't rush up to
him and say: 'Look here, you're rich. I'd like to know you.' "
"Do you suggest that I should do that to a similarly garbed
"Don't be silly. You tread on her foot, or pick up her
handkerchief, or something like that. If she thinks you want to
know her she's flattered, and will manage it for you somehow."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce:
come with me and partake of the mutton?"
"With pleasure," said the Bull, "as soon as you have refreshed
yourself a little for the journey. Pray have some grass."
The Man and his Goose
"SEE these valuable golden eggs," said a Man that owned a Goose.
"Surely a Goose which can lay such eggs as those must have a gold
mine inside her."
So he killed the Goose and cut her open, but found that she was
just like any other goose. Moreover, on examining the eggs that
she had laid he found they were just like any other eggs.
The Wolf and the Feeding Goat
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
said Morgan with the importance of the small boy who lets himself
think he is arranging great affairs - almost playing at shipwreck
or at Indians. "I know all about everything."
"I dare say your father has his reasons,'' Pemberton replied, but
too vaguely, as he was aware.
"For lying and cheating?"
"For saving and managing and turning his means to the best account.
He has plenty to do with his money. You're an expensive family."
"Yes, I'm very expensive," Morgan concurred in a manner that made
his preceptor burst out laughing.
"He's saving for YOU," said Pemberton. "They think of you in