|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anthem by Ayn Rand:
as if the light fell not from above, but rose
from under their skin. We watch the leaf
which has fallen upon their shoulder, and
it lies at the curve of their neck, and a
drop of dew glistens upon it like a jewel.
They approach us, and they stop, laughing,
knowing what we think, and they wait
obediently, without questions, till it
pleases us to turn and go on.
We go on and we bless the earth under
our feet. But questions come to us again,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
with no very great meaning, no very great purpose, and written part
in slumber by a heavy, dull, somnolent, superannuated son of a
CHAPTER VII - LIFE AT BOURNEMOUTH, SEPTEMBER 1884-DECEMBER 1885
Letter: TO MR. AND MRS. THOMAS STEVENSON
WENSLEYDALE, BOURNEMOUTH, SUNDAY, 28TH SEPTEMBER 1884.
MY DEAR PEOPLE, - I keep better, and am to-day downstairs for the
first time. I find the lockers entirely empty; not a cent to the
front. Will you pray send us some? It blows an equinoctial gale,
and has blown for nearly a week. Nimbus Britannicus; piping wind,
lashing rain; the sea is a fine colour, and wind-bound ships lie at
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy:
"But might I not see Menshoff in his cell?"
"Oh, you'll find the waiting-room more pleasant."
"No. I should prefer the cell. It is more interesting."
Well, you have found something to be interested in!"
Here the assistant, a smartly-dressed officer, entered the side
"Here, see the Prince into Menshoff's cell, No. 21," said the
inspector to his assistant, "and then take him to the office. And
I'll go and call--What's her name?" Vera Doukhova."
The inspector's assistant was young, with dyed moustaches, and
diffusing the smell of eau-de-cologne. "This way, please," he