|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy:
service, but at the point at which he went out to the tomb of his
predecessor, he staggered and would have fallen had he not been
caught by a merchant standing behind him and by the monk acting
'What is the matter, Father Sergius? Dear man! O Lord!'
exclaimed the women. 'He is as white as a sheet!'
But Father Sergius recovered immediately, and though very pale,
he waved the merchant and the deacon aside and continued to chant
Father Seraphim, the deacon, the acolytes, and Sofya Ivanovna, a
lady who always lived near the hermitage and tended Father
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The People That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Ajor a few hundred yards in advance of those who followed her.
One of her pursuers was far in advance of the others, and was
gaining upon her rapidly. With a word and a pressure of the
knees I sent Ace leaping out into the open, and with Nobs
running close alongside, we raced toward her.
At first none of them saw us; but as we neared Ajor, the pack
behind the foremost pursuer discovered us and set up such a
howl as I never before have heard. They were all Galus, and I
soon recognized the foremost as Du-seen. He was almost upon
Ajor now, and with a sense of terror such as I had never before
experienced, I saw that he ran with his knife in his hand, and
The People That Time Forgot
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
doctor could look after Pa and as for Ashley--what couldn't she do
Aunt Pittypat's monologue broke off suddenly as she said
inquiringly: "Yes, Mammy?" and Scarlett, coming back from dreams,
saw Mammy standing in the doorway, her hands under her apron and in
her eyes an alert piercing look. She wondered how long Mammy had
been standing there and how much she had heard and observed.
Probably everything, to judge by the gleam in her old eyes.
"Miss Scarlett look lak she tared. Ah spec she better go ter bed."
"I am tired," said Scarlett, rising and meeting Mammy's eyes with a
childlike, helpless look, "and I'm afraid I'm catching a cold too.
Gone With the Wind