|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy:
With such a view of life, she was by no means the lowest, but a
very important person. And Maslova prized this view of life more
than anything; she could not but prize it, for, if she lost the
importance that such a view of life gave her among men, she would
lose the meaning of her life. And, in order not to lose the
meaning of her life, she instinctively clung to the set that
looked at life in the same way as she did. Feeling that
Nekhludoff wanted to lead her out into another world, she
resisted him, foreseeing that she would have to lose her place in
life, with the self-possession and self-respect it gave her. For
this reason she drove from her the recollections of her early
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett:
She opened the glass door of a little cupboard beside the chimney.
"These I call my best things, dear," she said. "You'd laugh to see
how we enjoy 'em Sunday nights in winter: we have a real company
tea 'stead o' livin' right along just the same, an' I make
somethin' good for a s'prise an' put on some o' my preserves, an'
we get a'talkin' together an' have real pleasant times."
Mrs. Todd laughed indulgently, and looked to see what I
thought of such childishness.
"I wish I could be here some Sunday evening," said I.
"William an' me'll be talkin' about you an' thinkin' o' this
nice day," said Mrs. Blackett affectionately, and she glanced at
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
LE JEUNE SYRIEN. Ne voulez-vous pas vous asseoir, princesse?
LE PAGE D'HERODIAS. Pourquoi lui parler? Pourquoi la regarder? . .
. Oh! il va arriver un malheur.
SALOME. Que c'est bon de voir la lune! Elle ressemble e une petite
piece de monnaie. On dirait une toute petite fleur d'argent. Elle
est froide et chaste, la lune . . . Je suis sure qu'elle est vierge.
Elle a la beaute d'une vierge . . . Oui, elle est vierge. Elle ne
s'est jamais souillee. Elle ne s'est jamais donnee aux hommes,
comme les autres Deesses.
LA VOIX D'IOKANAAN. Il est venu, le Seigneur! Il est venu, le fils