|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas:
"That not one of your movements escaped him?"
"Not one, indeed."
"Rosa," said Cornelius, growing quite pale.
"It was not you he was after."
"Who else, then?"
"It is not you that he was in love with!"
"But with whom else?"
"He was after my bulb, and is in love with my tulip!"
"You don't say so! And yet it is very possible," said Rosa.
The Black Tulip
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Adieu by Honore de Balzac:
The two men presented a rather rare contrast: the public functionary
was forty-two years of age and seemed no more than thirty, whereas the
soldier was thirty, and seemed forty at the least. Both wore the red
rosette of the officers of the Legion of honor. A few spare locks of
black hair mixed with white, like the wing of a magpie, escaped from
the colonel's cap, while handsome brown curls adorned the brow of the
statesman. One was tall, gallant, high-strung, and the lines of his
pallid face showed terrible passions or frightful griefs. The other
had a face that was brilliant with health, and jovially worth of an
epicurean. Both were deeply sun-burned, and their high gaiters of
tanned leather showed signs of the bogs and the thickets they had just
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
alternation of night and day, and in the ship that runneth in the
sea with that which profits man, and in what water God sends down from
heaven and quickens therewith the earth after its death, and spreads
abroad therein all kinds of cattle, and in the shifting of the
winds, and in the clouds that are pressed into service betwixt
heaven and earth, are signs to people who can understand.
Yet are there some amongst mankind who take to themselves peers
other than God; they love them as they should love God while those who
believe love God more. O that those who are unjust could only see,
when they see the torment, that power is altogether God's! Verily, God
is keen to torment.