|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy:
he had, like Horatio, borne himself throughout his scathing
"As one, in suffering all, that suffers nothing."
It was these perceptions, and no subtle catching of her husband's
murmurs, that had bred the abstraction visible in her.
When her father approached the house after witnessing the
interview between Fitzpiers and Mrs. Charmond, Grace was looking
out of her sitting-room window, as if she had nothing to do, or
think of, or care for. He stood still.
"Ah, Grace," he said, regarding her fixedly.
"Yes, father," she murmured.
"Waiting for your dear husband?" he inquired, speaking with the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
any rate; however, since it went in my watch and since I might have
secured the tubing more strongly, I feel rather sad. . . .
'Since I could not go to Annie I took down Shakespeare, and by the
time I had finished ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, read the second half of
TROILUS and got some way in CORIOLANUS, I felt it was childish to
regret the accident had happened in my watch, and moreover I felt
myself not much to blame in the tubing matter - it had been torn
down, it had not fallen down; so I went to bed, and slept without
fretting, and woke this morning in the same good mood - for which
thank you and our friend Shakespeare. I am happy to say Mr.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
from woeful lamentation: sore grief, methinks, hath
encompassed his heart. Nay, but let the minstrel cease,
that we may all alike make merry, hosts and guest, since it
is far meeter so. For all these things are ready for the
sake of the honourable stranger, even the convoy and the
loving gifts which we give him out of our love. In a
brother's place stand the stranger and the suppliant, to
him whose wits have even a little range, wherefore do thou
too hide not now with crafty purpose aught whereof I ask
thee; it were more meet for thee to tell it out. Say, what
is the name whereby they called thee at home, even thy