|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
230 Full page line-art drawing.
231 The Scarecrow Appeals to Glenda the Good
"Hooray!" shouted the Scarecrow, gaily. "We can now leave this miserable
Jackdaws' nest whenever we please."
"But it is nearly dark," said the Tin Woodman; "and unless we wait until
morning to make our flight we may get into more trouble. I don't like these
night trips, for one never knows what will happen."
So it was decided to wait until daylight, and the adventurers amused
themselves in the twilight by searching the Jackdaws' nest for treasures.
The Marvelous Land of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther:
puffed up with these things, and did not raise Himself above us
and arrogate to Himself power over us, though He might lawfully
have done so, but, on the contrary, so acted in labouring,
working, suffering, and dying, as to be like the rest of men, and
no otherwise than a man in fashion and in conduct, as if He were
in want of all things and had nothing of the form of God; and yet
all this He did for our sakes, that He might serve us, and that
all the works He should do under that form of a servant might
Thus a Christian, like Christ his Head, being full and in
abundance through his faith, ought to be content with this form
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Hero of Our Time by M.Y. Lermontov:
evident from his name.
The outward appearance of Lieutenant Vulich
was quite in keeping with his character. His
height, swarthy complexion, black hair, piercing
black eyes, large but straight nose -- an attribute of
his nation -- and the cold and melancholy smile
which ever hovered around his lips, all seemed to
concur in lending him the appearance of a man
apart, incapable of reciprocating the thoughts
and passions of those whom fate gave him for