|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
motion is merely the redistribution of the motion produced by the
chemical affinity; and this is the only sense in which chemical
affinity can be said to be converted into heat. We must not imagine
the chemical attraction destroyed, or converted into anything else.
For the atoms, when mutually clasped to form a molecule of water,
are held together by the very attraction which first drew them
towards each other. That which has really been expended is the pull
exerted through the space by which the distance between the atoms
has been diminished.
If this be understood, it will be at once seen that gravity may in
this sense be said to be convertible into heat; that it is in
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy:
thought we would marry.'
Knight's suspense and agitation rose higher when Stephen entered
upon this phase of the subject.
'Do you mind telling on?' he said, steadying his manner of speech.
'Oh, not at all.'
Then Stephen gave in full the particulars of the meeting with
Elfride at the railway station; the necessity they were under of
going to London, unless the ceremony were to be postponed. The
long journey of the afternoon and evening; her timidity and
revulsion of feeling; its culmination on reaching London; the
crossing over to the down-platform and their immediate departure
A Pair of Blue Eyes
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Deserted Woman by Honore de Balzac:
his fortune, and the sum of his expectations, had produced the family
tree, and expatiated on the talents, breeding, and modesty of this
particular branch. So he received the precise amount of attentions to
which he was entitled; he was accepted as a worthy scion of a good
stock; and, for he was but twenty-three, was made welcome without
ceremony, though certain young ladies and mothers of daughters looked
not unkindly upon him.
He had an income of eighteen thousand livres from land in the valley
of the Auge; and sooner or later his father, as in duty bound, would
leave him the chateau of Manerville, with the lands thereunto
belonging. As for his education, political career, personal qualities,