|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:
"The pleasant showers and genial warmth of spring greatly altered
the aspect of the earth. Men who before this change seemed to have
been hid in caves dispersed themselves and were employed in various
arts of cultivation. The birds sang in more cheerful notes, and
the leaves began to bud forth on the trees. Happy, happy earth!
Fit habitation for gods, which, so short a time before, was bleak,
damp, and unwholesome. My spirits were elevated by the enchanting
appearance of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the present
was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and
anticipations of joy."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde:
ah! - there is the sting of life. It was twenty years ago, too.
She was little more than a girl then. She had been a wife for even
less time than you have.
LADY WINDERMERE. I am not interested in her - and - you should not
mention this woman and me in the same breath. It is an error of
taste. [Sitting R. at desk.]
LORD WINDERMERE. Margaret, you could save this woman. She wants
to get back into society, and she wants you to help her. [Crossing
LADY WINDERMERE. Me!
LORD WINDERMERE. Yes, you.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson:
plough stilts, a quarrel never satisfied; yet he walked into the
house of his blood enemies as a rider might into a public
Duncan had time to pass me word of who it was; and we looked at
one another in concern. You should understand, it was then close
upon the time of Alan's coming; the two were little likely to
agree; and yet if we sent word or sought to make a signal, it was
sure to arouse suspicion in a man under so dark a cloud as the
He came in with a great show of civility, but like a man among