|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm:
Jorinda sat down to gaze upon the sun; Jorindel sat by her side; and
both felt sad, they knew not why; but it seemed as if they were to be
parted from one another for ever. They had wandered a long way; and
when they looked to see which way they should go home, they found
themselves at a loss to know what path to take.
The sun was setting fast, and already half of its circle had sunk
behind the hill: Jorindel on a sudden looked behind him, and saw
through the bushes that they had, without knowing it, sat down close
under the old walls of the castle. Then he shrank for fear, turned
pale, and trembled. Jorinda was just singing,
Grimm's Fairy Tales
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Horse's Tale by Mark Twain:
are off duty come and get her sentries to let them relieve them and
serve in their place. It's only out of affection, sir, and because
they know military honors please her, and please the children too,
for her sake; and they don't bring their muskets; and so - "
"I've noticed them there, but didn't twig the idea. They are
standing guard, are they?"
"Yes, sir, and she is afraid you will reprove them and hurt their
feelings, if you see them there; so she begs, if - if you don't
mind coming in the back way - "
"Bear me up, Dorcas; don't let me faint."
"There - sit up and behave, Marse Tom. You are not going to faint;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Herodias by Gustave Flaubert:
in behalf of the Pharisees, for the mantle of the high priest, held in
the tower of Antonia by the civil authorities.
Then the Galileans came forward and denounced Pontius Pilate. On one
occasion, they said, a mad-man went seeking in a cave near Samaria for
the golden vases that had belonged to King David, and Pontius Pilate
had caused several inhabitants of that region to be executed. In their
excitement all the Galileans spoke at once, Mannaeus's voice being
heard above all others. Vitellius promised that the guilty ones should
Fresh vociferations now broke out in front of the great gates, where
the soldiers had hung their shields. Their coverings having now been