|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
It's scarcely time enough to begin."
"You're certain that no regimen of carefully planned and
"Dismiss the idea. Dismiss it." He decided to take a plunge.
"I've just been thinking of a little holiday for myself. But
I'd like to see you through this. And if I am to see you
through, there ought to be some sort of beginning now. In
this three weeks. Suppose. . . . "
Sir Richmond leapt to his thought. "I'm free to go anywhere."
"Golf would drive a man of your composition mad?"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
I did not want to camp without water. The forest was very dark, in some
places like a huge black tent, and I had not ridden far when the old fear
of night, the fancy of things out there in the darkness, once more
possessed me. It made me angry. Why could I not have the same confidence
that I had in the daytime? It was impossible. The forest was full of moving
shadows. When the wind came up to roar in the pine-tips it was a relief
because it broke the silence.
I began to doubt whether I could be sure of locating the spring, and I
finally decided to make camp at once. I stopped Hal, and had swung my leg
over the pommel when I saw a faint glimmer of light far ahead. It twinkled
like a star, but was not white and cold enough for a star.
The Young Forester
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Little Rivers by Henry van Dyke:
month of April, wrinkled, but still rosy. She was a little
doubtful about entertaining strangers, but when she heard I was
from America she opened the doors of her house and her heart. And
when, by a subtle cross examination that would have been a credit
to the wife of a Connecticut deacon, she discovered the fact that
her lodger was a minister, she did two things, with equal and
immediate fervour; she brought out the big Bible and asked him to
conduct evening worship, and she produced a bottle of old Glenlivet
and begged him to "guard against takkin' cauld by takkin' a glass
It was a very pleasant fortnight at Melvich. Mistress Macpherson