|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
"To show YOU off, do you mean?"
Again she cast about, but this time it was to produce a still finer
flower. "And YOU talk of blackmail!"
"You can easily prevent it," said Pemberton.
"And YOU talk of practising on fears," she bravely pushed on.
"Yes, there's no doubt I'm a great scoundrel."
His patroness met his eyes - it was clear she was in straits. Then
she thrust out her money at him. "Mr. Moreen desired me to give
you this on account."
"I'm much obliged to Mr. Moreen, but we HAVE no account."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:
If any one is to blame, I'm afraid it's I.
I should have stopped work before he came.
He said so as soon as I met him. I tried
to get him here a day earlier, but my telegram
missed him, somehow. He didn't have time
really to explain to me. If he'd got here
Monday, he'd have had all the men off at once.
But, you see, Mrs. Alexander, such a thing never
happened before. According to all human calculations,
it simply couldn't happen."
Horton leaned wearily against the front
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tanach:
2_Chronicles 16: 3 'There is a league between me and thee, as there was between my father and thy father; behold, I have sent thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasa king of Israel, that he may depart from me.'
2_Chronicles 16: 4 And Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelmaim, and all the store-cities of Naphtali.
2_Chronicles 16: 5 And it came to pass, when Baasa heard thereof, that he left off building Ramah, and let his work cease.
2_Chronicles 16: 6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasa had builded; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.
2_Chronicles 16: 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him: 'Because thou hast relied on the king of Aram, and hast not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Aram escaped out of thy hand.
2_Chronicles 16: 8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim a huge host, with chariots and horsemen exceeding many? yet, because thou didst rely on the LORD, He delivered them into thy hand.
2_Chronicles 16: 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is whole toward Him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.'