|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
close this section, I must say one word as to PUNNABLE names,
names that stand alone, that have a significance and life
apart from him that bears them. These are the bitterest of
all. One friend of mine goes bowed and humbled through life
under the weight of this misfortune; for it is an awful thing
when a man's name is a joke, when he cannot be mentioned
without exciting merriment, and when even the intimation of
his death bids fair to carry laughter into many a home.
So much for people who are badly named. Now for people who
are TOO well named, who go top-heavy from the font, who are
baptized into a false position, and find themselves beginning
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:
as big as a hill. Oh, it was funny! He was goin' to punch
Monty's haid off. An' Monty stands there an' laughs. Says
Monty, sarcastic as alkali water: 'Ed, we-all knowed you was a
heap married man, but you're some locoed to give yourself away.'
That settled Ed. He's some touchy about the way Beulah henpecks
him. He lost his spirit. An' now he couldn't play marbles, let
alone gol-lof. Nope, Monty was too smart: An' I reckon he was
right about brains bein' what wins."
The game began. At first Madeline and Dorothy essayed to direct
the endeavors of their respective players. But all they said and
did only made their team play the worse. At the third hole they
The Light of Western Stars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Travels and Researches in South Africa by Dr. David Livingstone:
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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.
Also called, Travels and Researches in South Africa;
or, Journeys and Researches in South Africa.
By David Livingstone [British (Scot) Missionary and Explorer--1813-1873.]
David Livingstone was born in Scotland, received his medical degree
from the University of Glasgow, and was sent to South Africa
by the London Missionary Society. Circumstances led him to try to meet