|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Study of a Woman by Honore de Balzac:
but Rastignac did not yet know how to analyze a woman's face by a
rapid or sidelong glance. The lips of the marquise paled, but that was
all. She rang the bell for wood, and so constrained Rastignac to rise
and take his leave.
"If that be so," said the marquise, stopping Eugene with a cold and
rigid manner, "you will find it difficult to explain, monsieur, why
your pen should, by accident, write my name. A name, written on a
letter, is not a friend's opera-hat, which you might have taken,
carelessly, on leaving a ball."
Eugene, discomfited, looked at the marquise with an air that was both
stupid and conceited. He felt that he was becoming ridiculous; and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain:
paper, en a juice-harp; but I reck'n dey wouldn' take
no stock in a juice-harp."
"Yes they would. THEY don't care what kind of
music 'tis. A jews-harp's plenty good enough for a
rat. All animals like music -- in a prison they dote
on it. Specially, painful music; and you can't get no
other kind out of a jews-harp. It always interests
them; they come out to see what's the matter with
you. Yes, you're all right; you're fixed very well.
You want to set on your bed nights before you go to
sleep, and early in the mornings, and play your jews-
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
repose, for the man's voice, raised in ragtime song, still dominated the
canyon with possession.
After a time, with a greater clashing of steel-shod feet on rock, he returned.
The green screen was tremendously agitated. It surged back and forth in the
throes of a struggle. There was a loud grating and clanging of metal. The
man's voice leaped to a higher pitch and was sharp with imperativeness. A
large body plunged and panted. There was a snapping and ripping and rending,
and amid a shower of falling leaves a horse burst through the screen. On its
back was a pack, and from this trailed broken vines and torn creepers. The
animal gazed with astonished eyes at the scene into which it had been
precipitated, then dropped its head to the grass and began contentedly to