|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Door in the Wall, et. al. by H. G. Wells:
after night and through the long days I had longed and desired--my
soul had beaten against the thing forbidden!
"But it is impossible for one man to tell another just these
things. It's emotion, it's a tint, a light that comes and goes.
Only while it's there, everything changes, everything. The thing
is I came away and left them in their Crisis to do what they
"Left whom?" I asked, puzzled.
"The people up in the north there. You see--in this dream,
anyhow--I had been a big man, the sort of man men come to trust in,
to group themselves about. Millions of men who had never seen me
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac:
Thus it was a peculiar twitch of the maxillary muscles of the left
cheek, recognized by a convict who was sent to a review of the Legion
of the Seine, which led to the arrest of the lieutenant-colonel of
that corps, the famous Coignard; for, in spite of Bibi-Lupin's
confidence, the police could not dare believe that the Comte Pontis de
Sainte-Helene and Coignard were one and the same man.
"He is our boss" (dab or master) said Fil-de-Soie, seeing in Jacques
Collin's eyes the vague glance a man sunk in despair casts on all his
"By Jingo! Yes, it is Trompe-la-Mort," said le Biffon, rubbing his
hands. "Yes, it is his cut, his build; but what has he done to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
The novice sat down.
"How unfortunate I am!" said she; "I have been here six months without
the shadow of recreation. You arrive, and your presence was likely to
afford me delightful company; yet I expect, in all probability, to quit
the convent at any moment."
"How, you are going soon?" asked Milady.
"At least I hope so," said the novice, with an expression of joy which
she made no effort to disguise.
"I think I learned you had suffered persecutions from the cardinal,"
continued Milady; "that would have been another motive for sympathy
The Three Musketeers