|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Gobseck by Honore de Balzac:
" 'So be it; so long as there is no outlay.'
" 'Precisely,' said he. "Ah, by the by, you will allow me to go to see
you?' (Plainly the old man found it not so easy to assume the air of
" 'I shall always be glad.'
" 'Ah! yes, but it would be very difficult to arrange of a morning.
You will have your affairs to attend to, and I have mine.'
" 'Then come in the evening.'
" 'Oh, no!' he answered briskly, 'you ought to go into society and see
your clients, and I myself have my friends at my cafe.'
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Malbone: An Oldport Romance by Thomas Wentworth Higginson:
said, more huskily, "We must not be seen. Put them out." Every
syllable seemed to exhaust her. But as Philip obeyed her
words, he saw her move suddenly and stand by Emilia's side.
She put out both arms as if to lift the young girl, and carry
"You cannot," said Philip, putting her gently aside, while she
shrank from his touch. Then he took Emilia in his arms and
bore her to the door, Hope preceding.
Motioning him to pause a moment, she turned the lock softly,
and looked out into the dark entry. All was still. She went
out, and he followed with his motionless burden. They walked
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
GAL 1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,
and abode with him fifteen days.
GAL 1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's
GAL 1:20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I
GAL 1:21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
GAL 1:22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were
GAL 1:23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times
King James Bible