|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:
"And think of the stories he could tell you!"
They enthused immediately upon this subject, both talking
excitedly at the same time, going over the details of the
Captain's yarns, recalling the incidents to each other.
"Fancy!" exclaimed Condy--"fancy Billy Isham in his pajamas, red
and white stripes, reading Shakespeare from that pulpit on board
the ship, and the other men guying him! Isn't that a SCENE for
you? Can't you just SEE it?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Distinguished Provincial at Paris by Honore de Balzac:
satin stock. Never did a more beautiful youth come down from the hills
of the Latin Quarter.
Glorious as a Greek god, Lucien took a cab, and reached the Cafe
Servel at a quarter to seven. There the portress gave him some
tolerably complicated directions for the ascent of four pairs of
stairs. Provided with these instructions, he discovered, not without
difficulty, an open door at the end of a long, dark passage, and in
another moment made the acquaintance of the traditional room of the
A young man's poverty follows him wherever he goes--into the Rue de la
Harpe as into the Rue de Cluny, into d'Arthez's room, into Chrestien's
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from God The Invisible King by H. G. Wells:
every moment of his life to God, to keep mind and body as clean,
fine, wholesome, active and completely at God's service as he can.
There is no scope for indulgence or dissipation in such a
consecrated life. It is a matter between the individual and his
conscience or his doctor or his social understanding what exactly he
may do or not do, what he may eat or drink or so forth, upon any
occasion. Nothing can exonerate him from doing his utmost to
determine and perform the right act. Nothing can excuse his failure
to do so. But what is here being insisted upon is that none of
these things has immediately to do with God or religious emotion,
except only the general will to do right in God's service. The