|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:
Why should I say that?"
"It would have reconciled him to your abruptness. It's their
family expression. It would have come with a familiar sound and
would have been less offensive."
"Offensive," Dona Rita repeated earnestly. "I don't think he was
offended; he suffered in another way, but I didn't care for that.
It was I that had become offended in the end, without spite, you
understand, but past bearing. I didn't spare him. I told him
plainly that to want a woman formed in mind and body, mistress of
herself, free in her choice, independent in her thoughts; to love
her apparently for what she is and at the same time to demand from
The Arrow of Gold
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Reason Discourse by Rene Descartes:
if attention be given, it will be found that this difference is very
marked only in the neighborhood of the heart; and is not so evident in
parts more remote from it. In the next place, the consistency of the coats
of which the arterial vein and the great artery are composed,
sufficiently shows that the blood is impelled against them with more
force than against the veins. And why should the left cavity of the heart
and the great artery be wider and larger than the right cavity and the
arterial vein, were it not that the blood of the venous artery, having
only been in the lungs after it has passed through the heart, is thinner,
and rarefies more readily, and in a higher degree, than the blood which
proceeds immediately from the hollow vein? And what can physicians
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum:
should dance and weep at the same time was indeed surprising; so
Dorothy asked in a soft, sympathetic voice:
"Are you unhappy, little girl?"
"Very!" was the reply; "I am lost."
"Why, so are we," said Dorothy, smiling; "but we don't cry about it."
"Don't you? Why not?"
"'Cause I've been lost before, and always got found again,"
answered Dorothy simply.
"But I've never been lost before," murmured the dainty maiden,
"and I'm worried and afraid."
"You were dancing," remarked Dorothy, in a puzzled tone of voice.
The Road to Oz