|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde:
DUCHESS OF BERWICK. [Fanning herself.] The air is so pleasant
PARKER. Mrs. Cowper-Cowper. Lady Stutfield. Sir James Royston.
Mr. Guy Berkeley.
[These people enter as announced.]
DUMBY. Good evening, Lady Stutfield. I suppose this will be the
last ball of the season?
LADY STUTFIELD. I suppose so, Mr. Dumby. It's been a delightful
season, hasn't it?
DUMBY. Quite delightful! Good evening, Duchess. I suppose this
will be the last ball of the season?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield:
reared its head.
The voice said, "Frightened?" It mocked, "Poor little girl!"
"Not in the least," said she. As she spoke that weak thing within her
seemed to uncoil, to grow suddenly tremendously strong; she longed to go!
And just as if this was quite understood by the other, the voice said,
gently and softly, but finally, "Come along!"
Beryl stepped over her low window, crossed the veranda, ran down the grass
to the gate. He was there before her.
"That's right," breathed the voice, and it teased, "You're not frightened,
are you? You're not frightened?"
She was; now she was here she was terrified, and it seemed to her
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber:
fight anybody's battles to-day. You little idiot, she's
fighting one in each of those pictures, from the one showing
that girl's face in the crowd, to the old chap with the
fish-stall. She'll never die that one. Because she's the
spirit. It's the other one who's dead--and she doesn't know
it. But some day she'll find herself buried. And I want to
be there to shovel on the dirt."
From the first of December the floor of the Haynes-Cooper
mail room looked like the New York Stock Exchange, after a
panic. The aisles were drifts of paper against which a