|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
longest march has ever more than equalled; while, even in the matter of
death, in all civilised societies, the probability that the average woman
will die in childbirth is immeasurably greater than the probability that
the average male will die in battle.
There is, perhaps, no woman, whether she have borne children, or be merely
potentially a child-bearer, who could look down upon a battlefield covered
with slain, but the thought would rise in her, "So many mothers' sons! So
many bodies brought into the world to lie there! So many months of
weariness and pain while bones and muscles were shaped within; so many
hours of anguish and struggle that breath might be; so many baby mouths
drawing life at woman's breasts;--all this, that men might lie with glazed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas:
jailer, picturing to him in the blackest colours the learned
prisoner whom Gryphus had in his keeping, and who, as the
sham Jacob had it, was in league with Satan, to the
detriment of his Highness the Prince of Orange.
At first he had also made some way with Rosa; not, indeed,
in her affections, but inasmuch as, by talking to her of
marriage and of love, he had evaded all the suspicions which
he might otherwise have excited.
We have seen how his imprudence in following Rosa into the
garden had unmasked him in the eyes of the young damsel, and
how the instinctive fears of Cornelius had put the two
The Black Tulip
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lemorne Versus Huell by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard:
"How many have observed you?"
"Several young gentlemen."
"Oh no, butterflies."
"They must keep away now."
"Are you Rhadamanthus?"
"And Charon, too. I would have you row in the same boat with me."
"Now you are fishing."
"Won't you compliment me. Did I ever look better?"
His evening costume *was* becoming, but he looked pale, and weary,
and disturbed. But if we were engaged for a tournament, as his