|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
will; and after all, Mrs. Long and her daughters must stand their
chance; and, therefore, as she will think it an act of kindness, if
you decline the office, I will take it on myself."
The girls stared at their father. Mrs. Bennet said only,
"What can be the meaning of that emphatic exclamation?" cried
he. "Do you consider the forms of introduction, and the stress
that is laid on them, as nonsense? I cannot quite agree with you
THERE. What say you, Mary? For you are a young lady of
deep reflection, I know, and read great books and make
Pride and Prejudice
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
from the hand of the enemy;
PSA 107:3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from
the west, from the north, and from the south.
PSA 107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found
no city to dwell in.
PSA 107:5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
PSA 107:6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he
delivered them out of their distresses.
PSA 107:7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to
a city of habitation.
PSA 107:8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad:
a fortnight ago. I didn't know either the ship or the people.
Hadn't had the time in port to look about me or size anybody up.
And as to the crew, all they knew was that I was appointed to take
the ship home. For the rest, I was almost as much of a stranger on
board as himself, I said. And at the moment I felt it most acutely.
I felt that it would take very little to make me a suspect person
in the eyes of the ship's company.
He had turned about meantime; and we, the two strangers in the ship,
faced each other in identical attitudes.
"Your ladder--" he murmured, after a silence. "Who'd have thought
of finding a ladder hanging over at night in a ship anchored out here!
The Secret Sharer