|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Voice of the City by O. Henry:
old man to give you a letter to somebody about a job
when I get back home. You've helped me a lot to-
night. I don't believe I could have gone through
the night if I hadn't struck you."
"Thank you," said Vallance. "Do you lie down
or sit up on these when you sleep?
For hours Vallance gazed almost without winking
at the stars through the branches of the trees and
listened to the sharp slapping of horses' hoofs on the
sea of asphalt to the south His mind was active,
but his feelings were dormant. Every emotion
The Voice of the City
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad:
the main rigging, and his head leaning against his hand, thought of
Freya. Everything in the world reminded him of her. The beauty of
the loved woman exists in the beauties of Nature. The swelling
outlines of the hills, the curves of a coast, the free sinuosities
of a river are less suave than the harmonious lines of her body,
and when she moves, gliding lightly, the grace of her progress
suggests the power of occult forces which rule the fascinating
aspects of the visible world.
Dependent on things as all men are, Jasper loved his vessel - the
house of his dreams. He lent to her something of Freya's soul.
Her deck was the foothold of their love. The possession of his
'Twixt Land & Sea
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gobseck by Honore de Balzac:
your sex, means the last degree of perfidy. If I may dare to say it, I
looked for anything from her, even a crime. She produced this feeling
in me, because it was so evident from her manner and in all that she
did or said, down to the very inflections of her voice, that she had
an eye to the future. I went.
"Now, I will pass on to the final scenes of this adventure, throwing
in a few circumstances brought to light by time, and some details
guessed by Gobseck's perspicacity or by my own.
"When the Comte de Restaud apparently plunged into the vortex of
dissipation, something passed between the husband and wife, something
which remains an impenetrable secret, but the wife sank even lower in