|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Unconscious Comedians by Honore de Balzac:
show-case, a very pretentious gown and a faded tartan shawl, whose
face had been buried twenty years of her life in a damp lodge, and
whose swollen hand-bag betokened no better social position than that
of an ex-portress. With her was a slim little girl, whose eyes,
fringed with black lashes, had lost their innocence and showed great
weariness; her face, of a pretty shape, was fresh and her hair
abundant, her forehead charming but audacious, her bust thin,--in
other words, an unripe fruit.
"That," replied Bixiou, "is a rat tied to its mother."
"A rat!--what's that?"
"That particular rat," said Leon, with a friendly nod to Mademoiselle
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare:
make us friends; I will pursue the amity
[To BERTRAM.] These things shall be done, sir.
Pray you, sir, who's his tailor?
O, I know him well, I, sir; he, sir, is a good workman, a
very good tailor.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
threshold like black lightning. In his onslaught upon Greaser he had broken
his halter. Herky-Jerky stood directly in his path. I caught only a
glimpse, but it served to show that Herky was badly scared. The cub dove at
Herky, under him, straight between his legs like a greased pig, and,
spilling him all over the trail, sped on out of sight. Herky raised
himself, and then he sat there, red as a lobster, and bawled curses while
he made his huge revolver spurt flame on flame.
I could not see the other men, but their uproarious mirth could have been
heard half a mile away. When it dawned upon Herky, he was so furious that
he spat at them like an angry cat and clicked his empty revolver.
Then Greaser lurched out of the door. I got a glimpse of him, and, for a
The Young Forester