|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad:
tell you plainly that you will have to earn your money. The good
old Stott-Wartenheim times are over. No work, no pay."
Mr Verloc felt a queer sensation of faintness in his stout legs.
He stepped back one pace, and blew his nose loudly.
He was, in truth, startled and alarmed. The rusty London sunshine
struggling clear of the London mist shed a lukewarm brightness into
the First Secretary's private room; and in the silence Mr Verloc
heard against a window-pane the faint buzzing of a fly - his first
fly of the year - heralding better than any number of swallows the
approach of spring. The useless fussing of that tiny energetic
organism affected unpleasantly this big man threatened in his
The Secret Agent
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Girl with the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac:
Happy, for the moment, with his future, he grew young and pliable, and
thought of nothing but love as he went to bed. He dreamed of the girl
with the golden eyes, as the young and passionate can dream. His
dreams were monstrous images, unattainable extravagances--full of
light, revealing invisible worlds, yet in a manner always incomplete,
for an intervening veil changes the conditions of vision.
For the next and succeeding day Henri disappeared and no one knew what
had become of him. His power only belonged to him under certain
conditions, and, happily for him, during those two days he was a
private soldier in the service of the demon to whom he owed his
talismanic existence. But at the appointed time, in the evening, he
The Girl with the Golden Eyes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
of them moderate, coming up into the mountains to
camp just as long as they have a good time. All it
needs is better trails, and better trails are under way.
Well-meaning people used to laugh at the idea that
the buffalo and wild pigeons would ever disappear.
They are gone.
ON GOING OUT
ON GOING OUT
The last few days of your stay in the wilderness
you will be consumedly anxious to get out.