|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Man of Business by Honore de Balzac:
sixty-nine, he is as methodical as a clock face. Every day at five
o'clock the old gentleman goes to dine with /her/ in the Rue de la
Victoire. (I am sorry for her.) Then at six o'clock, he comes here,
reads steadily at the papers for four hours, and goes back at ten
o'clock. Daddy Croizeau says that he knows M. Denisart's motives, and
approves his conduct; and in his place, he would do the same. So I
know exactly what to expect. If ever I am Mme. Croizeau, I shall have
four hours to myself between six and ten o'clock.'
"Maxime looked through the directory, and found the following
"DENISART,* retired custom-house officer, Rue de la Victoire.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Exodus 12: 43 And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron: 'This is the ordinance of the passover: there shall no alien eat thereof;
Exodus 12: 44 but every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
Exodus 12: 45 A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof.
Exodus 12: 46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth aught of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
Exodus 12: 47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
Exodus 12: 48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land; but no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
Exodus 12: 49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.'
Exodus 12: 50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
Exodus 12: 51 And it came to pass the selfsame day that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.
Exodus 13: 1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
pillow, she sighed and thought: "If only Ashley wasn't married!
If only I didn't have to nurse in that plagued hospital! Oh, if
only I could have some beaux!"
She had immediately loathed nursing but she could not escape this
duty because she was on both Mrs. Meade's and Mrs. Merriwether's
committees. That meant four mornings a week in the sweltering,
stinking hospital with her hair tied up in a towel and a hot apron
covering her from neck to feet. Every matron, old or young, in
Atlanta nursed and did it with an enthusiasm that seemed to
Scarlett little short of fanatic. They took it for granted that
she was imbued with their own patriotic fervor and would have been
Gone With the Wind