|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The First Men In The Moon by H. G. Wells:
presently close their lids and valves, and shut us out under the
inexorable onrush of the lunar night. It seemed to me high time that he
abandoned his search, and that we took counsel together. I felt how urgent
it was that we should decide soon upon our course. We had failed to find
the sphere, we no longer had time to seek it, and once these valves were
closed with us outside, we were lost men. The great night of space would
descend upon us - that blackness of the void which is the only absolute
death. All my being shrank from that approach. We must get into the moon
again, though we were slain in doing it. I was haunted by a vision of our
freezing to death, of our hammering with our last strength on the valve of
the great pit.
The First Men In The Moon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens:
best proof that you are not kept out. How are you?'
'I'm well enough,' said Hugh impatiently.
'You look a perfect marvel of health. Sit down.'
'I'd rather stand,' said Hugh.
'Please yourself my good fellow,' returned Mr Chester rising,
slowly pulling off the loose robe he wore, and sitting down before
the dressing-glass. 'Please yourself by all means.'
Having said this in the politest and blandest tone possible, he
went on dressing, and took no further notice of his guest, who
stood in the same spot as uncertain what to do next, eyeing him
sulkily from time to time.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
the child's manifestations. It appalled her, nevertheless, to
discern here, again, a shadowy reflection of the evil that had
existed in herself. All this enmity and passion had Pearl
inherited, by inalienable right, out of Hester's heart. Mother
and daughter stood together in the same circle of seclusion from
human society; and in the nature of the child seemed to be
perpetuated those unquiet elements that had distracted Hester
Prynne before Pearl's birth, but had since begun to be soothed
away by the softening influences of maternity.
At home, within and around her mother's cottage, Pearl wanted not
The Scarlet Letter