|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Blue Flower by Henry van Dyke:
and for her. But he knew that it was three hours' journey yet
to the Temple of the Seven Spheres, and he must reach the
place by midnight if he would find his comrades waiting. So
he did not halt, but rode steadily across the stubble-fields.
A grove of date-palms made an island of gloom in the pale
yellow sea. As she passed into the shadow Vasda slackened her
pace, and began to pick her way more carefully.
Near the farther end of the darkness an access of caution
seemed to fall upon her. She scented some danger or
difficulty; it was not in her heart to fly from it--only to be
prepared for it, and to meet it wisely, as a good horse should
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
misunderstanding, and if you will oblige us by dismissing these
myrmidons, any of my friends here will be happy to offer
satisfaction to Mr. Bracknell and his companions."
Mr. Mounce shrank visibly at this, and the captain burst into a
"Satisfaction?" says he. "Why, my cock, that's very handsome of
you, considering the rope's at your throats. But we'll not take
advantage of your generosity, for I fear Mr. Bracknell has
already trespassed on it too long. You pack of galley-slaves,
you!" he spluttered suddenly, "decoying young innocents with that
devil's bait of yours--" His eye fell on Polixena, and his voice
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
is in the earth? and that there cannot be a privy discourse of three
but He makes the fourth? nor of five but He makes the sixth? nor
less than that nor more, but that He is with them wheresoe'er they be?
then He will inform them of what they have done upon the
resurrection day; verily, God all things doth know!
Dost thou not look at those who were prohibited from privy talk, and
then returned to that they were forbidden? and they too discourse
together with sin and enmity and rebellion against the Apostle; and
when they come to thee they greet thee with what God greets thee
not; and they say in themselves, Why does not God torment us for
what we say? Hell is enough for them! they shall broil therein, and an