|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Hero of Our Time by M.Y. Lermontov:
tired of you.'
"'True, true!' she said. 'I will be
"And with a burst of laughter, she seized her
tambourine, began to sing, dance, and gambol
around me. But that did not last long either;
she fell upon the bed again and buried her face
in her hands.
"What could I do with her? You know I
have never been accustomed to the society of
women. I thought and thought how to cheer
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Three men, one after another, came out of the ale-house, and the
last closed the door behind him. All three were unsteady upon
their feet, as if they had passed the day in deep potations, and
they now stood wavering in the moonlight, like men who knew not
what they would be after. The tallest of the three was talking in
a loud, lamentable voice.
"Seven pieces of as good Gascony as ever a tapster broached," he
was saying, "the best ship out o' the port o' Dartmouth, a Virgin
Mary parcel-gilt, thirteen pounds of good gold money - "
"I have bad losses, too," interrupted one of the others. "I have
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
HAVE you read anything about the Twilight
Sleep yet? It's wonderful; simply WONDERFUL!
The loveliest man told our little group all about
it -- just the other evening.
"Hermione," said Mamma, "I will NOT have you
taking up any more subjects of that Easy Indian
character. No Swami shall ever enter this house
"Mamma," I said to her, "you are hopelessly un-
advanced., It has nothing whatever to do with
Going into the Silences or Swamis. It's entirely