|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Children of the Night by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
But I feel my words, and the truth I utter
Is God's own truth. I loved that woman, --
Not for her face, but for something fairer,
Something diviner, I thought, than beauty:
I loved the spirit -- the human something
That seemed to chime with my own condition,
And make soul-music when we were together;
And we were never apart, from the moment
My eyes flashed into her eyes the message
That swept itself in a quivering answer
Back through my strange lost being. My pulses
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
"If you do help him."
"Nothing. Nothing in all the wide world."
"Then what will he give ME?" Mr. Mudge enquired. "I mean for
The girl thought a moment; then she got up to walk. "He never
heard of you," she replied.
"You haven't mentioned me?"
"We never mention anything. What I've told you is just what I've
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Albert Savarus by Honore de Balzac:
francs a quarter.
To avoid hurting the conceit of the provincials by refusing their
articles, the lawyer hit on the good idea of suggesting a desire for
the literary management of this /Review/ to Monsieur Boucher's eldest
son, a young man of two-and-twenty, very eager for fame, to whom the
snares and woes of literary responsibilities were utterly unknown.
Albert quietly kept the upper hand and made Alfred Boucher his devoted
adherent. Alfred was the only man in Besancon with whom the king of
the bar was on familiar terms. Alfred came in the morning to discuss
the articles for the next number with Albert in the garden. It is
needless to say that the trial number contained a "Meditation" by