|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
act as that man did should make us all think. I cannot come down now as
I am tied up in some very important business and cannot get mixed up in
this thing now. If there is anything I can do a little later let me
know in a letter by Edgar. I hardly know where I am when I hear about a
thing like this and am completely knocked down and out.
Yours truly MEYER WOLFSHIEM
and then hasty addenda beneath:
Let me know about the funeral etc. do not know his family at all.
When the phone rang that afternoon and Long Distance said Chicago was
calling I thought this would be Daisy at last. But the connection came
through as a man's voice, very thin and far away.
The Great Gatsby
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
that, though the greater breakage on the side next the camp, which
was not the windward one, suggests an outward leap or break of
the frantic beasts themselves. All three sledges were gone, and
we have tried to explain that the wind may have blown them off
into the unknown. The drill and ice-melting machinery at the boring
were too badly damaged to warrant salvage, so we used them to
choke up that subtly disturbing gateway to the past which Lake
had blasted. We likewise left at the camp the two most shaken
up of the planes; since our surviving party had only four real
pilots - Sherman, Danforth, McTighe, and Ropes - in all, with
Danforth in a poor nervous shape to navigate. We brought back
At the Mountains of Madness
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
consumed with rage. Oh, I would show him--that this was New York,
not Iquique; that the roof was not his Andean tableland.
Every one elaborately ignored my absence from dinner. The Dallas
Browns, Max and Lollie were at bridge; Jim was alone in the den,
walking the floor and biting at an unlighted cigar; Betty had
returned to Aunt Selina and was hysterical, they said, and
Flannigan was in deep dejection because I had missed my dinner.
"Betty is making no end of a row," Max said, looking up from his
game, "because the old lady upstairs insists on chloroform
liniment. Betty says the smell makes her ill."
"And she can inhale Russian cigarettes," Anne said enviously,