|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
est rouge comme le sang.
LE NUBIEN. Les dieux de mon pays aiment beaucoup le sang. Deux
fois par an nous leur sacrifions des jeunes hommes et des vierges:
cinquante jeunes hommes et cent vierges. Mais il semble que nous ne
leur donnons jamais assez, car ils sont tres durs envers nous.
LE CAPPADOCIEN. Dans mon pays il n'y a pas de dieux e present, les
Romains les ont chasses. Il y en a qui disent qu'ils se sont
refugies dans les montagnes, mais je ne le crois pas. Moi, j'ai
passe trois nuits sur les montagnes les cherchant partout. Je ne
les ai pas trouves. Enfin, je les ai appeles par leurs noms et ils
n'ont pas paru. Je pense qu'ils sont morts.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An Old Maid by Honore de Balzac:
loves her well, who would be faithful to her, who would never cause
her any grief; who would leave her the entire management of her
fortune without interference. Good God! what fatality! here, side by
side, in the same town, are two persons in our mutual condition, and
yet nothing can bring them together. Suppose I were to speak to her
During this time Suzanne had returned to her mother's house thinking
of Athanase; and, like many other women who have longed to help an
adored man beyond the limit of human powers, she felt herself capable
of making her body a stepping-stone on which he could rise to attain
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
reverberated loudly amongst the flat surfaces of motionless
sails, and gradually grew faint as if the sound had escaped and
gone away, running upon the water. Haji Wasub was on deck and
ready to carry out the white man's commands. Then silence fell
again on the brig, until Shaw spoke quietly.
"I am going forward now, sir, with the tindal. We're all at
"Aye, Mr. Shaw. Very good. Mind they don't board you--but I can
hear nothing. Not a sound. It can't be much."
"The fellow has been dreaming, no doubt. I have good ears, too,