|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle:
to introduce piracy as a quicker and more easy road to wealth
than the semi-honest exchange they had been used to practice.
Gathering together eight-and-twenty other spirits as hardy and
reckless as himself, he put boldly out to sea in a boat hardly
large enough to hold his crew, and running down the Windward
Channel and out into the Caribbean Sea, he lay in wait for such a
prize as might be worth the risks of winning.
For a while their luck was steadily against them; their
provisions and water began to fail, and they saw nothing before
them but starvation or a humiliating return. In this extremity
they sighted a Spanish ship belonging to a "flota" which had
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber:
ornamented with quaint little red-and-green German
figures in sugar, and labeled Nurnberg in
stout letters, for it had come all the way from that
kuchen-famous city. The Lebkuchen I placed on my mantel
shelf as befitted so magnificent a work of art. It was
quite too elaborate and imposing to be sent the way of
ordinary food, although it had a certain tantalizingly
spicy scent that tempted one to break off a corner here
On the afternoon of Christmas day I sat down to thank
Dr. von Gerhard for the flowers as prettily as might be.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Man against the Sky by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
Still shining; and her dream foretells
The proper shining of a soul
Where nothing ordinary dwells.
Perchance a canvass of the town
Would find him far from flags and shouts,
And leave him only the renown
Of many smiles and many doubts;
Perchance the crude and common tongue
Would havoc strangely with his worth;
But she, with innocence unwrung,
Would read his name around the earth.