|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Malbone: An Oldport Romance by Thomas Wentworth Higginson:
effort, but the elder lady was inflexible. She had her own
purpose in it. Hope once out of the way, Aunt Jane could deal
No human being, when met face to face with Aunt Jane, had ever
failed to yield up to her the whole truth she sought. Emilia
was on that day no exception. She was prostrate, languid,
humble, denied nothing, was ready to concede every point but
one. Never, while she lived, would she dwell beneath John
Lambert's roof again. She had left it impulsively, she
admitted, scarce knowing what she did. But she would never
return there to live. She would go once more and see that all
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare:
Some words there was worser then Tybalts death
That murdered me, I would forget it feine,
But oh, it presses to my memory,
Like damned guilty deedes to sinners minds,
Tybalt is dead and Romeo banished:
That banished, that one word banished,
Hath slaine ten thousand Tibalts: Tibalts death
Was woe inough if it had ended there:
Or if sower woe delights in fellowship,
And needly will be rankt with other griefes,
Why followed not when she said Tibalts dead,
Romeo and Juliet
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Polly of the Circus by Margaret Mayo:
She did not answer. Strange things were going through the mind
of the slow-witted Jim. He braced himself for a difficult
"Will yer answer me somethin' straight?" he asked.
"Why, of course," she said as she met his gaze.
"Do you love the parson, Poll?"
"Is that it?"
Her lids fluttered and closed, she caught her breath quickly, her
lips apart, then looked far into the distance.