|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas:
her attendants and her daughter.
Athos kissed the hem of the robe of the widowed queen and
rising, with a dignity that made a deep impression on those
"I, the Comte de la Fere, a gentleman who has never deceived
any human being, swear before God and before this unhappy
queen, that all that was possible to save the king of
England was done whilst we were on English ground. Now,
chevalier," he added, turning to Aramis, "let us go. Our
duty is fulfilled."
"Not yet." said Aramis; "we have still a word to say to
Twenty Years After
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Essays & Lectures by Oscar Wilde:
said to him, 'Why are you weeping?'
And the young man looked up and recognised Him and made answer,
'But I was dead once, and you raised me from the dead. What else
should I do but weep?'
When Narcissus died the pool of his pleasure changed from a cup of
sweet waters into a cup of salt tears, and the Oreads came weeping
through the woodland that they might sing to the pool and give it
And when they saw that the pool had changed from a cup of sweet
waters into a cup of salt tears, they loosened the green tresses of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:
know. First of all, I felt certain that this was no chance meeting.
Something had happened before. Was he a man for a coup-de-foudre,
the lightning stroke of love? I don't think so. That sort of
susceptibility is luckily rare. A world of inflammable lovers of
the Romeo and Juliet type would very soon end in barbarism and
misery. But it is a fact that in every man (not in every woman)
there lives a lover; a lover who is called out in all his
potentialities often by the most insignificant little things--as
long as they come at the psychological moment: the glimpse of a
face at an unusual angle, an evanescent attitude, the curve of a
cheek often looked at before, perhaps, but then, at the moment,