|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan by Honore de Balzac:
well assured they had produced her effect,--"is it not fulfilling
one's destiny to have rendered a great man happy?"
"Did he not write that to you?"
"Yes; but I wanted to be sure, quite sure; for, believe me, monsieur,
in putting me so high he was not mistaken."
Women know how to give a peculiar sacredness to their words; they
communicate something vibrant to them, which extends the meaning of
their ideas, and gives them depth; though later their fascinated
listener may not remember precisely what they said, their end has been
completely attained,--which is the object of all eloquence. The
princess might at that moment have been wearing the diadem of France,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Genesis 20: 16 And unto Sarah he said: 'Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is for thee a covering of the eyes to all that are with thee; and before all men thou art righted.'
Genesis 20: 17 And Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bore children.
Genesis 20: 18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
Genesis 21: 1 And the LORD remembered Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as He had spoken.
Genesis 21: 2 And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Genesis 21: 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
Genesis 21: 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Genesis 21: 5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
Genesis 21: 6 And Sarah said: 'God hath made laughter for me; every one that heareth will laugh on account of me.'
Genesis 21: 7 And she said: 'Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should give children suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age.'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Juana by Honore de Balzac:
his mother in presence of his father and brother, for she pressed him
to her heart when alone. Francisque was Diard, and Juana's incessant
care and watchfulness betrayed her desire to correct in the son the
vices of the father and to encourage his better qualities. Juana,
unaware that her glance had said too much and that her husband had
rightly interpreted it, took Francisque in her lap and gave him, in a
gentle voice still trembling with the pleasure that Juan's answer had
brought her, a lesson upon honor, simplified to his childish
"That boy's character requires care," said Diard.
"Yes," she replied simply.