|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
great scandalization of a French mamma, who hastened her daughter's
steps, lest she should be demoralized by beholding the free manners
of these `mad English'.
"I was detained by the way, but I promised to spend Christmas
with you, and here I am."
"How is your grandfather? When did you come? Where are you
"Very well--last night--at the Chauvain. I called at your
hotel, but you were out."
"I have so much to say, I don't know where to begin! Get
in and we can talk at our ease. I was going for a drive and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Duchesse de Langeais by Honore de Balzac:
What does a husband prove? Simply that a girl or woman was
endowed with wealth, or well brought up; that her mother managed
cleverly that in some way she satisfied a man's ambitions. A
lover constantly bears witness to her personal perfections. Then
followed the discovery still in Mme de Langeais's early
womanhood, that it was possible to be loved without committing
herself, without permission, without vouchsafing any satisfaction
beyond the most meagre dues. There was more than one demure
feminine hypocrite to instruct her in the art of playing such
So the Duchess had her court, and the number of her adorers and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
Hast thou reckoned that the Fellows of the Cave and Er-raqim were
a wonder amongst our signs?'
When the youths resorted to the cave and said, 'O our Lord! bring us
mercy from Thee, and dispose for us our affair aright!'
And we struck their ears (with deafness) in the cave for a number of
years. Then we raised them up again, that we might know which of the
two crews could best calculate the time of their tarrying. We will
narrate to thee their story in truth. Verily, they were youths who
believed in their Lord, and we added to their guidance, and we
braced up their hearts, when they stood up and said, 'Our Lord is