|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac:
demanding an anagram on the name of the poor helpless Auguste-Jean-
Francois Minard, he had produced, "J'amassai une si grande fortune";
and the event had justified him after the lapse of ten years!
Theodose, on several occasions, had made advances to the jovial
secretary of the mayor's office, and had felt himself rebuffed by a
coldness which was not natural in so sociable a man. When the game of
bouillotte came to an end, Colleville seized the moment to draw
Thuillier into the recess of a window and say to him:--
"You are letting that lawyer get too much foothold in your house; he
kept the ball in his own hands all the evening."
"Thank you, my friend; forewarned is forearmed," replied Thuillier,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
Now and then certain captives were permitted to meet
other captive minds seized from the future - to exchange thoughts
with consciousnesses living a hundred or a thousand or a million
years before or after their own ages. And all were urged to write
copiously in their own languages of themselves and their respective
periods; such documents to be filed in the great central archives.
It may be added that there was one special type of captive whose
privileges were far greater than those of the majority. These
were the dying permanent exiles, whose bodies in the future had
been seized by keen-minded members of the Great Race who, faced
Shadow out of Time
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
it. Even the Patchwork Girl might be ripped to pieces if she dared
attempt it. "Ah!" exclaimed the Wizard cheerfully, "Ugu is now using
one of my own tricks against me. But this is more serious than the
Barrier of Fire, because the only way to destroy the wall is to get on
the other side of it."
"How can that be done?" asked Dorothy.
The Wizard looked thoughtfully around his little party, and his face
grew troubled. "It's a pretty high wall," he sadly remarked. "I'm
pretty sure the Cowardly Lion could not leap over it."
"I'm sure of that, too!" said the Lion with a shudder of fear. "If I
foolishly tried such a leap, I would be caught on those dreadful
The Lost Princess of Oz