|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
command shaped now in the direction of serving Marion rather than
I fell away dreadfully, more and more I shirked and skulked; the
humped men from the north, the pale men with thin, clenched
minds, the intent, hard-breathing students I found against me,
fell at last from keen rivalry to moral contempt. Even a girl
got above me upon one of the lists. Then indeed I made it a
point of honour to show by my public disregard of every rule that
I really did not even pretend to try.
So one day I found myself sitting in a mood of considerable
astonishment in Kensington Gardens, reacting on a recent heated
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
engaged herself in short to the perfection of a type, and almost
anything square and smooth and whole had its weight for a person
still conscious herself of being a mere bruised fragment of
wreckage. But it contributed hugely at present to carry on the two
parallel lines of her experience in the cage and her experience out
of it. After keeping quiet for some time about this opposition she
suddenly--one Sunday afternoon on a penny chair in the Regent's
Park--broke, for him, capriciously, bewilderingly, into an
intimation of what it came to. He had naturally pressed more and
more on the point of her again placing herself where he could see
her hourly, and for her to recognise that she had as yet given him
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Herland by Charlotte Gilman:
disingenuously banking on their not interpreting the words as we did;
we talked of hospitality, entertainment, and various "interests."
All the time we knew that to these large-minded women whose whole
mental outlook was so collective, the limitations of a wholly personal
life were inconceivable.
"We cannot really understand it," Ellador concluded. "We
are only half a people. We have our woman-ways and they have
their man-ways and their both-ways. We have worked out a
system of living which is, of course, limited. They must have a
broader, richer, better one. I should like to see it."
"You shall, dearest," I whispered.