|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:
Space should be no more: because you are the child of the Living
God, who gives to each thing its own body, and can give you
another body, even as seems good to Him.
CHAPTER V--THE ICE-PLOUGH
You want to know why I am so fond of that little bit of limestone,
no bigger than my hand, which lies upon the shelf; why I ponder
over it so often, and show it to all sensible people who come to
I do so, not only for the sake of the person who gave it to me,
but because there is written on it a letter out of Madam How's
alphabet, which has taken wise men many a year to decipher. I
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Seraphita by Honore de Balzac:
and perfume where now thou art, free of thy swooning body, and where
thy thought alone has utterance. Fly! enjoy for a fleeting moment the
wings thou shalt surely win when Love has grown so perfect in thee
that thou hast no senses left; when thy whole being is all mind, all
love. The higher thy flight the less canst thou see the abysses. There
are none in heaven. Look at the friend who speaks to thee; she who
holds thee above this earth in which are all abysses. Look, behold,
contemplate me yet a moment longer, for never again wilt thou see me,
save imperfectly as the pale twilight of this world may show me to
Seraphita stood erect, her head with floating hair inclining gently
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde:
too old now.
CHASUBLE. Not at all. The sprinkling, and, indeed, the immersion
of adults is a perfectly canonical practice.
CHASUBLE. You need have no apprehensions. Sprinkling is all that
is necessary, or indeed I think advisable. Our weather is so
changeable. At what hour would you wish the ceremony performed?
JACK. Oh, I might trot round about five if that would suit you.
CHASUBLE. Perfectly, perfectly! In fact I have two similar
ceremonies to perform at that time. A case of twins that occurred
recently in one of the outlying cottages on your own estate. Poor