|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, etc. by Oscar Wilde:
terror and anxiety, and having her forehead bathed with eau-de-
cologne by the old housekeeper. Mr. Otis at once insisted on her
having something to eat, and ordered up supper for the whole party.
It was a melancholy meal, as hardly any one spoke, and even the
twins were awestruck and subdued, as they were very fond of their
sister. When they had finished, Mr. Otis, in spite of the
entreaties of the little Duke, ordered them all to bed, saying that
nothing more could be done that night, and that he would telegraph
in the morning to Scotland Yard for some detectives to be sent down
immediately. Just as they were passing out of the dining-room,
midnight began to boom from the clock tower, and when the last
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Herland by Charlotte Gilman:
was the deep awe and warm expectancy with which they greeted this
new miracle of union.
All mothers in that land were holy. To them, for long ages,
the approach to motherhood has been by the most intense and exquisite
love and longing, by the Supreme Desire, the overmastering demand for
a child. Every thought they held in connection with the processes
of maternity was open to the day, simple yet sacred. Every woman
of them placed motherhood not only higher than other duties, but so
far higher that there were no other duties, one might almost say.
All their wide mutual love, all the subtle interplay of mutual
friendship and service, the urge of progressive thought and invention,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic:
One of them, standing on the moon, is of Isis with the infant
Horus in her arms. Another might as well be Mahamie,
bearing the miraculously born Buddha, or Olympias
with her child Alexander, or even Perictione holding
her babe Plato--all these were similar cases, you know.
Almost every religion had its Immaculate Conception.
What does it all come to, except to show us that man
turns naturally toward the worship of the maternal idea?
That is the deepest of all our instincts--love of woman,
who is at once daughter and wife and mother. It is that that
makes the world go round."
The Damnation of Theron Ware