|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
Last night he read me his latest poem -- one of his
greatest, he saysin which he tries to tell just what
his Real Self is. It goes:
Look at me!
Behold, I am founding a New Movement!
Observe me. . . . I am in Revolt!
Now persecute me, persecute me, damn you, perse-
cute me, curse you, persecute me!
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
Helen plucked nervously at the ribbon on her gown. "Did the
detective open the envelope" she asked.
"Are you sure?"
"Positive; the red seal was unbroken."
"Tell us how the envelope came to be stolen from you," coaxed
"We were in the little smoking porch off the dining room at the Club
de Vingt." Barbara smiled her remembrance of it, and motioned Kent
to continue. "Ferguson had just put down the envelope on the table
and I started to pick it up when cheering in the dining room
The Red Seal
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Domestic Peace by Honore de Balzac:
coquette, for the tucker of her bodice scarcely lets one suspect the
beauty of her bust. What shoulders! what lily-whiteness!"
"Who is she?" asked the first speaker.
"Ah! that I do not know."
"Aristocrat!--Do you want to keep them all to yourself, Montcornet?"
"You of all men to banter me!" replied Montcornet, with a smile. "Do
you think you have a right to insult a poor general like me because,
being a happy rival of Soulanges, you cannot even turn on your heel
without alarming Madame de Vaudremont? Or is it because I came only a
month ago into the Promised Land? How insolent you can be, you men in
office, who sit glued to your chairs while we are dodging shot and