|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Ferragus by Honore de Balzac:
the first to drop tears upon it," replied Ferragus. "But don't feel
frightened, Clemence, speak to me frankly. I love you enough to
rejoice in the knowledge that you are happy, though I, your father,
may have little place in your heart, while you fill the whole of
"Ah! what good such words do me! You make me love you more and more,
though I seem to rob something from my Jules. But, my kind father,
think what his sufferings are. What may I tell him to-day?"
"My child, do you think I waited for your letter to save you from this
threatened danger? Do you know what will become of those who venture
to touch your happiness, or come between us? Have you never been aware
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:
A low growl from Mose broke into Joe's reflections. The dog had raised his
nose from his paws and sniffed suspiciously at the air. The lad heard a slight
rustling outside, and in another moment was overjoyed at seeing Whispering
Winds. She came swiftly, with a lithe, graceful motion, and flying to him like
a rush of wind, knelt beside him. She kissed him and murmured words of
"Winds, where have you been?" he asked her, in the mixed English and Indian
dialect in which they conversed.
She told him the dog had led her to him two evenings before. He was
insensible. She had bathed and bandaged his wound, and remained with him all
The Spirit of the Border
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous by Oscar Wilde:
Of other things. I hear the Holy Father
Has sent a letter to the King of France
Bidding him cross that shield of snow, the Alps,
And make a peace in Italy, which will be
Worse than a war of brothers, and more bloody
Than civil rapine or intestine feuds.
GUIDO. Oh! we are weary of that King of France,
Who never comes, but ever talks of coming.
What are these things to me? There are other things
Closer, and of more import, good Simone.
BIANCA [To Simone]. I think you tire our most gracious guest.