|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain:
Everybody in the Alps wears a sprig of Edelweiss in his hat.
It is the native's pet, and also the tourist's.
All the morning, as we loafed along, having a good time,
other pedestrians went staving by us with vigorous strides,
and with the intent and determined look of men who were
walking for a wager. These wore loose knee-breeches, long
yarn stockings, and hobnailed high-laced walking-shoes.
They were gentlemen who would go home to England or Germany
and tell how many miles they had beaten the guide-book
every day. But I doubted if they ever had much real fun,
outside of the mere magnificent exhilaration of the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
MAT 27:2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered
him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
MAT 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was
condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of
silver to the chief priests and elders,
MAT 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent
blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
MAT 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and
departed, and went and hanged himself.
MAT 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
suppose it's the savage pride of the female who likes to think the man to
whom she has given herself must be a very great chief indeed. But to stew
in this disgusting house while Casimir scours the land in the hope of
finding one editorial open door--it's humiliating. It's changed my whole
nature. I wasn't born for poverty--I only flower among really jolly
people, and people who never are worried."
The figure of the strange man rose before her--would not be dismissed.
"That was the man for me, after all is said and done--a man without a care
--who'd give me everything I want and with whom I'd always feel that sense
of life and of being in touch with the world. I never wanted to fight--it
was thrust on me. Really, there's a fount of happiness in me, that is