|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Golden Threshold by Sarojini Naidu:
Nor like lotus-leaves enfold you
In the tangles of my tresses.
Fairy fancies, fly away
To the white cloud-wildernesses,
Nay, no longer ye may linger
With your laughter-lighted faces,
Now I am a thought-worn singer
In life's high and lonely places.
Fairy fancies, fly away,
To bright wind-inwoven spaces,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
if possible where the Count would go when he left the house.
I did not see him, but I saw a bat rise from Renfield's window,
and flap westward. I expected to see him in some shape go
back to Carfax, but he evidently sought some other lair.
He will not be back tonight, for the sky is reddening in the east,
and the dawn is close. We must work tomorrow!"
He said the latter words through his shut teeth. For a space
of perhaps a couple of minutes there was silence, and I could
fancy that I could hear the sound of our hearts beating.
Then Van Helsing said, placing his hand tenderly on Mrs. Harker's head,
"And now, Madam Mina, poor dear, dear, Madam Mina, tell us exactly
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Eve and David by Honore de Balzac:
He cultivates literature by way of recreation, and leads a comfortable
life of leisure, befitting the landowner who lives on his own estate.
He has bidden farewell for ever to glory, and bravely taken his place
in the class of dreamers and collectors; for he dabbles in entomology,
and is at present investigating the transformations of insects which
science only knows in the final stage.
Everybody has heard of Petit-Claud's success as attorney-general; he
is the rival of the great Vinet of Provins, and it is his ambition to
be President of the Court-Royal of Poitiers.
Cerizet has been in trouble so frequently for political offences that
he has been a good deal talked about; and as one of the boldest