|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf:
from their chairs and then sat down again, but dinner was continued
uneasily with eyes upon the garden. The bushes outside were
ruffled and whitened, and the wind pressed upon them so that they
seemed to stoop to the ground. The waiters had to press dishes
upon the diners' notice; and the diners had to draw the attention
of waiters, for they were all absorbed in looking at the storm.
As the thunder showed no signs of withdrawing, but seemed massed
right overhead, while the lightning aimed straight at the garden
every time, an uneasy gloom replaced the first excitement.
Finishing the meal very quickly, people congregated in the hall,
where they felt more secure than in any other place because they could
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lady Susan by Jane Austen:
find that she has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain, and exposed
herself for ever to the contempt of the whole world, and the severest
resentment of her injured mother.
MRS. VERNON TO LADY DE COURCY
Let me congratulate you, my dearest Mother! The affair which has given
us so much anxiety is drawing to a happy conclusion. Our prospect is most
delightful, and since matters have now taken so favourable a turn, I am
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis:
escaped. He heard them giggling. He was embarrassed. While he was most
bombastically agreeing with the coat-man that the weather was warm, he was
conscious that he was longing to run childishly with his troubles to the
comfort of the fairy child.
He kept Miss McGoun after he had finished dictating. He searched for a topic
which would warm her office impersonality into friendliness.
"Where you going on your vacation?" he purred.
"I think I'll go up-state to a farm do you want me to have the Siddons lease
copied this afternoon?"
"Oh, no hurry about it.... I suppose you have a great time when you get away