|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dreams by Olive Schreiner:
II. The Hunter (From "The Story of of an African Farm").
III. The Gardens of Pleasure.
IV. In a Far-off World.
V. Three Dreams in a Desert.
VI. A Dream of Wild Bees (Written as a letter to a friend).
VII. In a Ruined Chapel.
VIII. Life's Gifts.
IX. The Artist's Secret.
X. "I Thought I Stood."
XI. The Sunlight Lay across My Bed.
I. THE LOST JOY.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An Episode Under the Terror by Honore de Balzac:
lines as easy to read in her face as the traces of asceticism and
fear. There were vestiges of bygone splendor in her clothes. She was
dressed in threadbare silk, a neat but well-worn mantle, and daintily
mended lace,--in the rags of former grandeur, in short. The shopkeeper
and his wife, drawn two ways by pity and self-interest, began by
lulling their consciences with words.
"You seem very poorly, citoyenne----"
"Perhaps madame might like to take something," the wife broke in.
"We have some very nice broth," added the pastry-cook.
"And it is so cold," continued his wife; "perhaps you have caught a
chill, madame, on your way here. But you can rest and warm yourself a
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
until spring. Now the cotton was gone, the food was gone, the
money was of no use to her, for there was no food to buy with it,
and the neighbors were in worse plight than she. At least, she had
the cow and the calf, a few shoats and the horse, and the neighbors
had nothing but the little they had been able to hide in the woods
and bury in the ground.
Fairhill, the Tarleton home, was burned to the foundations, and
Mrs. Tarleton and the four girls were existing in the overseer's
house. The Munroe house near Lovejoy was leveled too. The wooden
wing of Mimosa had burned and only the thick resistant stucco of
the main house and the frenzied work of the Fontaine women and
Gone With the Wind