|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey:
the more she respected him, and the greater her respect the
harder it became to lend herself to mere coquetry. Yet as she
thought of her great motive, of Tull, and of that other whose
name she had schooled herself never to think of in connection
with Milly Erne's avenger, she suddenly found she had no choice.
And her creed gave her boldness far beyond the limit to which
vanity would have led her.
"Lassiter, I see so little of you now," she said, and was
conscious of heat in her cheeks.
"I've been riding hard," he replied.
"But you can't live in the saddle. You come in sometimes. Won't
Riders of the Purple Sage
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
describe it, for almost it seemed that it would ring
clearly when struck, so sparkling and delicate and
fragile was it. The crags and fissures across the
way--two miles across the way--were revealed
through it as through some medium whose transparence
was absolute. They challenged the eye, stereoscopic
in their relief. Were it not for the belittling
effects of the distance, we felt that we might count
the frost seams or the glacial scorings on every granite
apron. Far below we saw the irregular outline
of our lake. It looked like a pond a few hundred
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
proof, being the joy of his old age. He faced him again, taking
another look. "Do you mean to say you've stopped writing?"
"My dear fellow, of course I have. It's too late. Didn't I tell
"I can't believe it!"
"Of course you can't - with your own talent! No, no; for the rest
of my life I shall only read YOU."
"Does she know that - Miss Fancourt?"
"She will - she will." Did he mean this, our young man wondered,
as a covert intimation that the assistance he should derive from
that young lady's fortune, moderate as it was, would make the