|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:
heard much at all, my dear Alexander.
It's only lately, since MacConnell and his
set have got hold of her, that she's come up.
Myself, I always knew she had it in her.
If we had one real critic in London--but what
can one expect? Do you know, Alexander,"--
Mainhall looked with perplexity up into the
top of the hansom and rubbed his pink cheek
with his gloved finger,--"do you know, I sometimes
think of taking to criticism seriously myself.
In a way, it would be a sacrifice;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad:
passage voices died out as though he had walked guarded by silence;
awed whispers followed him. They called him their war-chief. He was
the ruler of three villages on a narrow plain; the master of an
insignificant foothold on the earth--of a conquered foothold that,
shaped like a young moon, lay ignored between the hills and the sea.
From the deck of our schooner, anchored in the middle of the bay, he
indicated by a theatrical sweep of his arm along the jagged outline of
the hills the whole of his domain; and the ample movement seemed to
drive back its limits, augmenting it suddenly into something so
immense and vague that for a moment it appeared to be bounded only by
the sky. And really, looking at that place, landlocked from the sea
Tales of Unrest
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
EXO 40:32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when
they came near unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD commanded Moses.
EXO 40:33 And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the
altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the
EXO 40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the
glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
EXO 40:35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the
congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD
filled the tabernacle.
King James Bible