|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
He put his arm round her and lifted her; but though she came,
she preferred to walk without his support.
"I don't dislike you, Jude," she said in a sweet and imploring voice.
"I love you as much as ever! Only--I ought not to love you--any more.
Oh I must not any more!"
"I can't own it."
"But I have made up my mind that I am not your wife!
I belong to him--I sacramentally joined myself to him for life.
Nothing can alter it!"
"But surely we are man and wife, if ever two people were in this world?
Nature's own marriage it is, unquestionably!"
Jude the Obscure
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
m'as-tu pas regardee, Iokanaan? Si tu m'avais regardee tu m'aurais
aimee. Je sais bien que tu m'aurais aimee, et le mystere de l'amour
est plus grand que le mystere de la mort. Il ne faut regarder que
HERODE. Elle est monstrueuse, ta fille, elle est tout e fait
monstrueuse. Enfin, ce qu'elle a fait est un grand crime. Je suis
sur que c'est un crime contre un Dieu inconnu.
HERODIAS. J'approuve ce que ma fille a fait, et je veux rester ici
HERODE [se levant] Ah! l'epouse incestueuse qui parle! Viens! Je
ne veux pas rester ici. Viens, je te dis. Je suis sur qu'il va
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James:
If I had I shouldn't in advance have had the heart to go on. As it
was, I only became aware little by little, and meanwhile I had done
"And now you quite like it?" I risked.
"Your secret. It's the same thing."
"Your guessing that," Vereker replied, "is a proof that you're as
clever as I say!" I was encouraged by this to remark that he would
clearly be pained to part with it, and he confessed that it was
indeed with him now the great amusement of life. "I live almost to
see if it will ever be detected." He looked at me for a jesting