|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac:
"Take me to the chalet, and alone," she said to Gerard in a soft
voice, looking at him with a sort of coquetry. "This is my last
excursion; I dreamed last night the doctors arrived and captured me."
"Do you want to see your woods?" asked Gerard.
"For the last time, yes," she answered. "But what I really want," she
added, in a coaxing voice, "is to make you a singular proposition."
She asked Gerard to embark with her in one of the boats on the second
lake, to which she went on foot. When the young man, surprised at her
intention, began to move the oars, she pointed to the hermitage as the
object of her coming.
"My friend," she said, after a long pause, during which she had been
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Sighed the rushes in the meadow.
From the tree-tops sang the bluebird,
Sang the bluebird, the Owaissa,
He is dead, the sweet musician!"
From the wigwam sang the robin,
Sang the robin, the Opechee,
He is dead, the sweetest singer!"
And at night through all the forest
Went the whippoorwill complaining,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:
him out of danger."
It made the people shiver to think of poor old Uncle
Silas toting off the diseased down to the place
in his tobacker field where the dog dug up the body,
but there warn't much sympathy around amongst the faces,
and I heard one cuss say "'Tis the coldest blooded work
I ever struck, lugging a murdered man around like that,
and going to bury him like a animal, and him a preacher
Tom he went on thinking, and never took no notice;