|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Second Home by Honore de Balzac:
sort of Holy Land. It was I who hindered her from giving those three
pictures to the Church--a Domenichino, a Correggio, and an Andrea del
Sarto--worth a good deal of money."
"But Angelique?" asked the young man.
"If you do not marry her, Angelique is done for," said the Count. "Our
holy apostles counsel her to live a virgin martyr. I have had the
utmost difficulty in stirring up her little heart, since she has been
the only child, by talking to her of you; but, as you will easily
understand, as soon as she is married you will carry her off to Paris.
There, festivities, married life, the theatres, and the rush of
Parisian society, will soon make her forget confessionals, and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
THE GRAVER AND THE PEN: OR, SCENES FROM NATURE, WITH APPROPRIATE
I. PROEM - Unlike the common run of men
II. THE PRECARIOUS MILL - Alone above the stream it stands
III. THE DISPUTATIOUS PINES - The first pine to the second said
IV. THE TRAMPS - Now long enough had day endured
V. THE FOOLHARDY GEOGRAPHER - The howling desert miles around
VI. THE ANGLER AND THE CLOWN - The echoing bridge you here may
I. ROBIN AND BEN: OR, THE PIRATE AND THE APOTHECARY - Come, lend
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Three Taverns by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
He will come back to us and find us all --
Lazarus, Martha, Mary -- everything --
All as it was before. Martha said that.
And He said we were not to be afraid."
Lazarus closed his eyes while on his face
A tortured adumbration of a smile
Flickered an instant. "All as it was before,"
He murmured wearily. "Martha said that;
And He said you were not to be afraid . . .
Not you . . . Not you . . . Why should you be afraid?
Give all your little fears, and Martha's with them,