|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
birthplace, could make him believe that Judson Clark, waster,
profligate and fugitive from the law was now sitting up at night
with sick children, or delivering babies.
After a time he remembered the prescription in his hand, and was
about to destroy it. He stopped and examined it, and then carefully
placed it in his pocket-book. After all, there were things that
looked queer. The fellow had certainly evaded that last question
He made his way, head bent, toward the station.
He had ten minutes to wait, and he wandered to the newsstand. He
made a casual inspection of its display, bought a newspaper and
The Breaking Point
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Walden by Henry David Thoreau:
would not operate at all. They would part at the first interesting
crisis in their adventures. Above all, as I have implied, the man
who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must
wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they
But all this is very selfish, I have heard some of my townsmen
say. I confess that I have hitherto indulged very little in
philanthropic enterprises. I have made some sacrifices to a sense
of duty, and among others have sacrificed this pleasure also. There
are those who have used all their arts to persuade me to undertake
the support of some poor family in the town; and if I had nothing to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf:
have three; the king, I suppose, can have as many as he likes.
And the people believe in it!"
Out here it seemed as though the people of England must be
shaped in the body like the kings and queens, knights and pawns
of the chessboard, so strange were their differences, so marked
and so implicitly believed in.
They had to part in order to circumvent a crowd.
"They believe in God," said Rachel as they regained each other.
She meant that the people in the crowd believed in Him; for she
remembered the crosses with bleeding plaster figures that stood
where foot-paths joined, and the inexplicable mystery of a service