|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey:
"Wind, sand, dust, gravel, pebbles--watch out for your eyes!"
Naab had not ceased speaking when Hare saw that the train of Indians
trailing down the slope was enveloped in red clouds. Then the white
wagons disappeared. Soon he was struck in the back by a gust which
justified Naab's warning. It swept by; the air grew clear again; once
more he could see. But presently a puff, taking him unawares, filled his
eyes with dust difficult of removal. Whereupon he turned his back to the
The afternoon grew apace; the sun glistened on the white patches of
The Heritage of the Desert
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:
As I wish, at the same time, to find out whether my animals, with
the magnificent lenses of their eyes, are able to distinguish
colours and prefer one colour to another, I mix up bits of wool of
different hues: there are red, green, white and yellow pieces. If
the Spider have any preference, she can choose where she pleases.
The Lycosa always works at night, a regrettable circumstance, which
does not allow me to follow the worker's methods. I see the
result; and that is all. Were I to visit the building-yard by the
light of a lantern, I should be no wiser. The animal, which is
very shy, would at once dive into her lair; and I should have lost
The Life of the Spider
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Philosophy 4 by Owen Wister:
immense. We shocked him."
"He's found the Bird-in-Hand!" cried Billy, quite suddenly.
"Oscar?" said Bertie, with an equal shout.
"No, John. John has. Came home last night and waked me up and told
"Good for John," remarked Bertie, pensively.
Now, to the undergraduate mind of that day the Bird-in-Hand tavern was
what the golden fleece used to be to the Greeks,-- a sort of shining,
remote, miraculous thing, difficult though not impossible to find, for
which expeditions were fitted out. It was reported to be somewhere in
the direction of Quincy, and in one respect it resembled a ghost: you