|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from La Grenadiere by Honore de Balzac:
The two little boys also aroused no small interest. Mothers could not
see them without a feeling of envy. Both children were like Mme.
Willemsens, who was, in fact, their mother. They had the transparent
complexion and bright color, the clear, liquid eyes, the long lashes,
the fresh outlines, the dazzling characteristics of childish beauty.
The elder, Louis-Gaston, had dark hair and fearless eyes. Everything
about him spoke as plainly of robust, physical health as his broad,
high brow, with its gracious curves, spoke of energy of character. He
was quick and alert in his movements, and strong of limb, without a
trace of awkwardness. Nothing took him unawares, and he seemed to
think about everything that he saw.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Travels with a Donkey in the Cevenne by Robert Louis Stevenson:
passage than if we had been a cloud; but sometimes the good deacon
had a permission to ask of them, and it was granted by a peculiar
movement of the hands, almost like that of a dog's paws in
swimming, or refused by the usual negative signs, and in either
case with lowered eyelids and a certain air of contrition, as of a
man who was steering very close to evil.
The monks, by special grace of their Abbot, were still taking two
meals a day; but it was already time for their grand fast, which
begins somewhere in September and lasts till Easter, and during
which they eat but once in the twenty-four hours, and that at two
in the afternoon, twelve hours after they have begun the toil and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Across The Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson:
BARON?" And when the Cigarette (his one mistake throughout the
interview) denied the soft impeachment, "ALORS," from the
Commissary, "CE N'EST PAS VOTRE PASSEPORT!" But these were
ineffectual thunders; he never dreamed of laying hands upon the
Cigarette; presently he fell into a mood of unrestrained
admiration, gloating over the contents of the knapsack, commanding
our friend's tailor. Ah, what an honoured guest was the Commissary
entertaining! what suitable clothes he wore for the warm weather!
what beautiful maps, what an attractive work of history he carried
in his knapsack! You are to understand there was now but one point
of difference between them: what was to be done with the Arethusa?