|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Ball at Sceaux by Honore de Balzac:
"No," he replied. "There are wounds which never heal."
"You are not to go," said the girl, imperiously, and she smiled.
"I shall go," replied Maximilien, gravely.
"You will find me married on your return, I warn you," she said
"I hope so."
"Impertinent wretch!" she exclaimed. "How cruel a revenge!"
A fortnight later Maximilien set out with his sister Clara for the
warm and poetic scenes of beautiful Italy, leaving Mademoiselle de
Fontaine a prey to the most vehement regret. The young Secretary to
the Embassy took up his brother's quarrel, and contrived to take
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The People That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
truth to me when he said that Ajor had quit the village of
the Kro-lu? Might he not have been acting upon the orders of
Al-tan, in whose savage bosom might have lurked some small
spark of shame that he had attempted to do to death one who had
befriended a Kro-lu warrior--a guest who had brought no harm
upon the Kro-lu race--and thus have sent me out upon a
fruitless mission in the hope that the wild beasts would do
what Al-tan hesitated to do? I did not know; but the more I
thought upon it, the more convinced I became that Ajor had
not quitted the Kro-lu village; but if not, what had brought
Du-seen forth without her? There was a puzzler, and once again
The People That Time Forgot
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad:
active life did not trouble us, once we were inside the bay--so
completely did it appear out of the reach of a meddling world; and
besides, in those days we were imaginative enough to look with a kind
of joyous equanimity on any chance there was of being quietly hanged
somewhere out of the way of diplomatic remonstrance. As to Karain,
nothing could happen to him unless what happens to all--failure and
death; but his quality was to appear clothed in the illusion of
unavoidable success. He seemed too effective, too necessary there,
too much of an essential condition for the existence of his land and
his people, to be destroyed by anything short of an earthquake. He
summed up his race, his country, the elemental force of ardent life,
Tales of Unrest