|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
HERODE. Vous ne dites que cela.
HERODIAS. Je le redis.
HERODE. Et la restauration du temple dont on a tant parle? Est-ce
qu'on va faire quelque chose? On dit, n'est-ce pas que le voile du
sanctuaire a disparu?
HERODIAS. C'est toi qui l'a pris. Tu parles e tort et e travers.
Je ne veux pas rester ici. Rentrons.
HERODE. Salome, dansez pour moi.
HERODIAS. Je ne veux pas qu'elle danse.
SALOME. Je n'ai aucune envie de danser, tetrarque.
HERODE. Salome, fille d'Herodias, dansez pour moi.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling:
those days, or being driven back to their ships, and they
always brought their Gods with them. England is a bad
country for Gods. Now, I began as I mean to go on. A
bowl of porridge, a dish of milk, and a little quiet fun with
the country folk in the lanes was enough for me then, as it
is now. I belong here, you see, and I have been mixed up
with people all my days. But most of the others insisted
on being Gods, and having temples, and altars, and
priests, and sacrifices of their own.'
'People burned in wicker baskets?' said Dan. 'Like
Miss Blake tells us about?'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
his unfortunate mistress. To avert suspicion he cried out:--
"Ventre-Mahom! help, help to me, comrades!"
After that outcry, made by a man who was really in despair, the young
courtier gave a bound, dagger in hand, and reached the landing. But
the myrmidons of the grand provost were accustomed to such
proceedings. When Georges d'Estouteville reached the stairs they
seized him dexterously, not surprised by the vigorous thrust he made
at them with his dagger, the blade of which fortunately slipped on the
corselet of a guard; then, having disarmed him, they bound his hands,
and threw him on the pallet before their leader, who stood motionless