|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Vendetta by Honore de Balzac:
Ginevra turned over in her mind for two days. On the third day, in
spite of her haste to be first at the studio, she found Mademoiselle
Thirion already there, having come in a carriage.
Ginevra and her enemy observed each other for a long time, but they
made their faces impenetrable. Amelie had seen the handsome head of
the mysterious man, but, fortunately, and unfortunately also, the
Imperial eagles and uniform were so placed that she did not see them
through the crevice in the partition. She was lost in conjectures.
Suddenly Servin came in, much earlier than usual.
"Mademoiselle Ginevra," he said, after glancing round the studio, "why
have you placed yourself there? The light is bad. Come nearer to the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
learn who is thy Master, who, as thou saidest at the first, spake
concerning the Sower."
Again therefore Barlaam took up his parable and said, "If thou
wilt learn who is my Master, it is Jesus Christ the Lord, the
only-begotten Son of God, `the blessed and only potentate, the
King of kings, and Lords of lords; who only hath immortality,
dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto'; who with
the Father and the Holy Ghost is glorified. I am not one of
those who proclaim from the house-top their wild rout of gods,
and worship lifeless and dumb idols, but one God do I acknowledge
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Sheeta, in the meanwhile, had felt his great fangs sink into
but a singular jugular. For a moment he mauled the corpse,
and then he spied Kai Shang darting down the companionway
toward his cabin.
With a shrill scream Sheeta was after him--a scream which
awoke an almost equally uncanny cry in the throat of the
But Kai Shang reached his cabin a fraction of a second
ahead of the panther, and leaping within slammed the door--
just too late. Sheeta's great body hurtled against it before
the catch engaged, and a moment later Kai Shang was gibbering
The Beasts of Tarzan