|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad:
voice, he would never have faith in her silence. She had no gift--she
had no gift! What was she? Who was she? . . . The years would pass;
the memory of this hour would grow faint--and she would share the
material serenity of an unblemished life. She had no love and no faith
for any one. To give her your thought, your belief, was like
whispering your confession over the edge of the world. Nothing came
back--not even an echo.
In the pain of that thought was born his conscience; not that fear of
remorse which grows slowly, and slowly decays amongst the complicated
facts of life, but a Divine wisdom springing full-grown, armed and
severe out of a tried heart, to combat the secret baseness of motives.
Tales of Unrest
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King Lear by William Shakespeare:
A childlike office.
Edm. 'Twas my duty, sir.
Glou. He did bewray his practice, and receiv'd
This hurt you see, striving to apprehend him.
Corn. Is he pursued?
Glou. Ay, my good lord.
Corn. If he be taken, he shall never more
Be fear'd of doing harm. Make your own purpose,
How in my strength you please. For you, Edmund,
Whose virtue and obedience doth this instant
So much commend itself, you shall be ours.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
very bitter. But I am not ready to die yet. And as I know that I
would be the one to fall, I have refused the duel. That will help
me little, for his revenge will know how to find me. I dare not be
a moment without a weapon now - his threats on my refusal let me
fear the worst. I have an uncanny presentiment of evil. I shall
leave here to-morrow. With the excuse of having some pressing
family affair to attend to, I have secured several days' leave.
Of course I do not intend to return. I am hoping that you will
come here and break up my establishment in my stead. I will tell
you everything else when I see you. I am in a hurry now, for there
is a good deal of packing to do. If anything should happen to me,