|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Hidden Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac:
Forgetting all but his art, Poussin clasped her in his arms.
"He loves me no longer!" thought Gillette, when she was once more
She regretted her promise. But before long she fell a prey to an
anguish far more cruel than her regret; and she struggled vainly to
drive forth a terrible fear which forced its way into her mind. She
felt that she loved him less as the suspicion rose in her heart that
he was less worthy than she had thought him.
Three months after the first meeting of Porbus and Poussin, the former
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
Circe's house, and never thought of coming down again by the
great staircase but fell right off the roof and broke my neck,
so my soul came down to the house of Hades. And now I beseech
you by all those whom you have left behind you, though they are
not here, by your wife, by the father who brought you up when
you were a child, and by Telemachus who is the one hope of your
house, do what I shall now ask you. I know that when you leave
this limbo you will again hold your ship for the Aeaean island.
Do not go thence leaving me unwaked and unburied behind you, or
I may bring heaven's anger upon you; but burn me with whatever
armour I have, build a barrow for me on the sea shore, that may
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon:
their respective effects; that is, what kind of comet,
for magnitude, color, version of the beams, plac-
ing in the reign of heaven, or lasting, produceth
what kind of effects.
There is a toy which I have heard, and I would
not have it given over, but waited upon a little.
They say it is observed in the Low Countries (I
know not in what part) that every five and thirty
years, the same kind and suit of years and weath-
ers come about again; as great frosts, great wet,
great droughts, warm winters, summers with little
Essays of Francis Bacon