|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte:
'All day had been flooding with rain; we could not go to church, so
Joseph must needs get up a congregation in the garret; and, while
Hindley and his wife basked downstairs before a comfortable fire -
doing anything but reading their Bibles, I'll answer for it -
Heathcliff, myself, and the unhappy ploughboy were commanded to
take our prayer-books, and mount: we were ranged in a row, on a
sack of corn, groaning and shivering, and hoping that Joseph would
shiver too, so that he might give us a short homily for his own
sake. A vain idea! The service lasted precisely three hours; and
yet my brother had the face to exclaim, when he saw us descending,
"What, done already?" On Sunday evenings we used to be permitted
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
They rang the great bell and waited.
"Oh, I bought something for you, which I had nearly forgotten,"
she said quickly, searching her pocket. "It is a new little
photograph of me. Would you like it?"
"WOULD I!" He took it gladly, and the porter came. There seemed
to be an ominous glance on his face when he opened the gate.
She passed in, looking back at Jude, and waving her hand.
THE seventy young women, of ages varying in the main from nineteen
to one-and-twenty, though several were older, who at this date
filled the species of nunnery known as the Training-School
Jude the Obscure
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Prufrock/Other Observations by T. S. Eliot:
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.
Portrait of a Lady
Thou hast committed--
Fornication: but that was in another country,
And besides, the wench is dead.
The Jew Of Malta
Among the smoke and fog of a December afternoon
You have the scene arrange itself--as it will seem to do--