|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac:
their secrets. At last, seven years later, after the Revolution
of 1830, when the mob invaded the Archbishop's residence, when
Republican agitators spurred them on to destroy the gilt crosses
which flashed like streaks of lightning in the immensity of the
ocean of houses; when Incredulity flaunted itself in the streets,
side by side with Rebellion, Bianchon once more detected Desplein
going into Saint-Sulpice. The doctor followed him, and knelt down
by him without the slightest notice or demonstration of surprise
from his friend. They both attended this mass of his founding.
"Will you tell me, my dear fellow," said Bianchon, as they left
the church, "the reason for your fit of monkishness? I have
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
And recite to them the story of Abraham; when he said to his
father and his people, 'What do ye serve?' They said, 'We serve idols,
and we are still devoted to them.' He said, 'Can they hear you when ye
call, or profit you, or harm?'
They said, 'No; but we found our, fathers doing thus.' He said,
'Have ye considered what ye have been serving, ye and your fathers
before you? Verily, they are foes to me, save only the Lord of the
worlds, who created me and guides me, and who gives me food and drink.
And when I am sick He heals me; He who will kill me, and then bring me
to life; and who I hope will forgive me my sins on the day of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton:
Piscator. Nay, then, take mine; and I will fish with yours. Look you,
scholar, I have another. Come, do as you did before. And now I have a
bite at another. Oh me! he has broke all: there's half a line and a good
Venator. Ay, and a good Trout too.
Piscator. Nay, the Trout is not lost; for pray take notice, no man can
lose what he never had.
Venator. Master, I can neither catch with the first nor second angle: I
have no fortune.
Piscator. Look you, scholar, I have yet another. And now, having caught
three brace of Trouts, I will tell you a short tale as we walk towards our