|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Ebb-Tide by Stevenson & Osbourne:
only broken by the throbbing of the sea.
The airs were very light, their speed was small; the heat
intense. The decks were scorching underfoot, the sun flamed
overhead, brazen, out of a brazen sky; the pitch bubbled in the
seams, and the brains in the brain-pan. And all the while the
excitement of the three adventurers glowed about their bones
like a fever. They whispered, and nodded, and pointed, and put
mouth to ear, with a singular instinct of secrecy, approaching
that island underhand like eavesdroppers and thieves; and even
Davis from the cross-trees gave his orders mostly by gestures.
The hands shared in this mute strain, like dogs, without
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Simple Soul by Gustave Flaubert:
and the windows were dimmed by the fog outside. The nuns carried
Madame Aubain from the room.
For two nights, Felicite never left the corpse. She would repeat the
same prayers, sprinkle holy water over the sheets, get up, come back
to the bed and contemplate the body. At the end of the first vigil,
she noticed that the face had taken on a yellow tinge, the lips grew
blue, the nose grew pinched, the eyes were sunken. She kissed them
several times and would not have been greatly astonished had Virginia
opened them; to souls like this the supernatural is always quite
simple. She washed her, wrapped her in a shroud, put her into the
casket, laid a wreath of flowers on her head and arranged her curls.
A Simple Soul
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
an ordinance this from God, for God is knowing, wise.
And of them are some who are by the ears with the prophet, and
say, 'He is all ear.' Say, 'An ear of good for you!' he believes in
God, and believes in those who do believe, and is a mercy unto such of
you as believe; but those who are by the ears with the Apostle of God,
for them is grievous woe!
They swear by God to please you; but God and His Apostle are more
worthy for them to please if they be believers. Do they not know
that whoso setteth himself against God and His Apostle, for him is the
fire of hell, to dwell therein for aye? and that is mighty shame!
The hypocrites are cautious lest there be revealed against them a