|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
for if I have any genius, I shall find it out in Rome,
and will do something to prove it."
"Suppose you haven't?" said Jo, sewing away, with red eyes,
at the new collars which were to be handed over to Amy.
"Then I shall come home and teach drawing for my living,"
replied the aspirant for fame, with philosophic composure.
But she made a wry face at the prospect, and scratched away
at her palette as if bent on vigorous measures before she
gave up her hopes.
"No, you won't. You hate hard work, and you'll marry some
rich man, and come home to sit in the lap of luxury all your
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Dust by Mr. And Mrs. Haldeman-Julius:
little--just a thousand or two to start with and then the rest
would come easily, for he knew how to make money. And how liberal
that would be.
He could see himself as he would go forth with Rose, leaving
behind the woman he had never loved and all that he had toiled so
many years to amass. It seemed fair--the property for which he
had lusted so mercilessly left for the woman with whom he had
lived so dully, left as the ransom to be paid for his liberty. So
he and his Rose of Sharon would walk away--walk, because even the
car would be surrendered--and he would be free with the only
woman for whom he had ever yearned.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy:
position of beasts of burden. All the profits of labor, on which
they might improve their position, and gain leisure for
themselves, and after that education, all the surplus values are
taken from them by the capitalists. And society's so constituted
that the harder they work, the greater the profit of the
merchants and landowners, while they stay beasts of burden to the
end. And that state of things must be changed," he finished up,
and he looked questioningly at his brother.
"Yes, of course," said Konstantin, looking at the patch of red
that had come out on his brother's projecting cheek bones.
"And so we're founding a locksmiths' association, where all the