|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
father. Do you ask why? I cannot tell you, but all my life is in
you. My father gave me a heart, but you have taught it to beat.
The whole world may condemn me; what does it matter if I stand
acquitted in your eyes, for you have no right to think ill of me
for the faults which a tyrannous love has forced me to commit for
you! Do you think me an unnatural daughter? Oh! no, no one could
help loving such a dear kind father as ours. But how could I hide
the inevitable consequences of our miserable marriages from him?
Why did he allow us to marry when we did? Was it not his duty to
think for us and foresee for us? To-day I know he suffers as much
as we do, but how can it be helped? And as for comforting him, we
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Land of Footprints by Stewart Edward White:
craftsman, A. A. Cutter, of Eau Claire, Wis., and he deserves and
is entirely welcome to this puff. Needless to remark, I have
received no especial favours from Mr. Cutter.
Six pairs of woollen socks, knit by hand, if possible-will be
enough. For evening, when you come in, I know nothing better than
a pair of very high moosehide moccasins. They should, however, be
provided with thin soles against the stray thorn, and should
reach well above the ankle by way of defence against the fever
mosquito. That festive insect carries on a surreptitious
guerrilla warfare low down. The English "mosquito boot" is simply
an affair like a riding boot, made of suede leather, with thin
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas:
astounded by this returning courage.
"I will tell you all," replied Anne. "Listen: there were in
truth, at that epoch, four devoted hearts, four loyal
spirits, four faithful swords, who saved more than my life
-- my honor ---- "
"Ah! you confess it!" exclaimed Mazarin.
"Is it only the guilty whose honor is at the sport of
others, sir? and cannot women be dishonored by appearances?
Yes, appearances were against me and I was about to suffer
dishonor. However, I swear I was not guilty, I swear it by
Twenty Years After