|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Gobseck by Honore de Balzac:
"Mademoiselle Camille will be wide awake in a moment if I say that her
happiness depended not so long ago upon Daddy Gobseck; but as the old
gentleman died at the age of ninety, M. de Restaud will soon be in
possession of a handsome fortune. This requires some explanation. As
for poor Fanny Malvaut, you know her; she is my wife."
"Poor fellow, he would admit that, with his usual frankness, with a
score of people to hear him!" said the Vicomtesse.
"I would proclaim it to the universe," said the attorney.
"Go on, drink your glass, my poor Derville. You will never be anything
but the happiest and the best of men."
"I left you in the Rue du Helder," remarked the uncle, raising his
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Enoch Arden, &c. by Alfred Tennyson:
How oft we saw the Sun retire,
And burn the threshold of the night,
Fall from his Ocean-lane of fire,
And sleep beneath his pillar'd light!
How oft the purple-skirted robe
Of twilight slowly downward drawn,
As thro' the slumber of the globe
Again we dash'd into the dawn!
New stars all night above the brim
Of waters lighten'd into view;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
voice, unlike any other voice in the whole world, speak inside my head,
or so it seemed to me, saying:
_"Go to the hill Hloma Amabutu, and watch how the vultures fly. Do what
comes into your mind, and even if you seem to fail, fear nothing."_
I sat up on the old vrouw's bed, and felt that some mysterious change
had come over me. I was no longer the same man. My doubts and terrors
had gone; my hand was like a rock; my heart was light. I knew that I
should kill those three vultures. Of course the story seems absurd, and
easy to be explained by the state of my nerves under the strain which
was being put upon them, and for aught I know that may be its true
meaning. Yet I am not ashamed to confess that I have always held, and