|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Catherine de Medici by Honore de Balzac:
to things blindly."
"Oh! monsieur," said the queen, rising from the king's knee with a
little air of indignation, "you said you would never worry me again on
this subject, and that my uncles used the royal power only for the
good of your people. Your people!--they are so nice! They would gobble
you up like a strawberry if you tried to rule them yourself. You want
a warrior, a rough master with mailed hands; whereas you--you are a
darling whom I love as you are; whom I should never love otherwise,--
do you hear me, monsieur?" she added, kissing the forehead of the lad,
who seemed inclined to rebel at her speech, but softened at her
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy:
to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of Mankind's
So let us begin anew. . .remembering on both sides that civility
is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.
Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.
Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring
those problems which divide us. Let both sides, for the first time,
formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and
control of arms. . .and bring the absolute power to destroy
other nations under the absolute control of all nations.
Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
The strain over, Orde slept the clock around and awoke to the
further but familiar task of driving the river. He was very tired;
but his spirit was at peace. As always after the event, he looked
back on his anxieties with a faint amusement over their futility.
>From Taylor he had several communications. The lawyer confessed
himself baffled as to the purpose and basis of the Land Office
investigation. The whole affair appeared to be tangled in a maze of
technicalities and a snarl of red-tape which it would take some time
to unravel. In the meantime Taylor was enjoying himself; and was
almost extravagant in his delight over the climate and attractions
of Southern California.