|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Don Quixote by Miquel de Cervantes:
sufficient thanks for the favours God has rendered me in making me the
son of such parents as mine were, and bestowing upon me with no
niggard hand what are called the gifts of nature as well as those of
fortune, and above all for what he has done in giving me thee for a
friend and Camilla for a wife- two treasures that I value, if not as
highly as I ought, at least as highly as I am able. And yet, with
all these good things, which are commonly all that men need to
enable them to live happily, I am the most discontented and
dissatisfied man in the whole world; for, I know not how long since, I
have been harassed and oppressed by a desire so strange and so
unusual, that I wonder at myself and blame and chide myself when I
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
carry the corpse?"
"He can't carry himself, and you murdered him. Perhaps it will ease
your mind to carry it."
"Ease my mind?" said Maskull, rather stupidly.
"There's only one relief for remorse, and that's voluntary pain."
"And have you no remorse?" he asked, fixing her with a heavy eye.
"These crimes are yours, Maskull," she said in a low but incisive
They walked over to Crimtyphon's body, and Maskull hoisted it on to
his shoulders. It weighed heavier than he had thought. Tydomin did
not offer to assist him to adjust the ghastly burden.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Daughter of Eve by Honore de Balzac:
Bidault (known as Gigonnet)
The Government Clerks
The Firm of Nucingen
Jealousies of a Country Town
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris
Scenes from a Courtesan's Life