|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
Gerald received this calmly, and set about organising the ceremony.
In fifteen minutes the little party separated at the front door,
amid a chatter of congratulations and good wishes. Mr. and Mrs.
Orde entered the cab and drove away.
"Oh, it IS the best way, dear, after all!" cried Carroll, pressing
close to her husband. "A few minutes ago I was all doubts and
fears, but now I feel so safe and settled," she laughed happily.
"It is as though I had belonged to you always, you old Rock of
Gibraltar! and anything that happens now will come from the outside,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield:
Now she tucked the handkerchief away.
"Do sit down," said she. "And smoke, won't you? There are cigarettes in
that little box beside you. I'll have one too." He lighted a match for
her, and as she bent forward he saw the tiny flame glow in the pearl ring
she wore. "It is to-morrow that you're going, isn't it?" said Anne.
"Yes, to-morrow as ever was," said Reggie, and he blew a little fan of
smoke. Why on earth was he so nervous? Nervous wasn't the word for it.
"It's--it's frightfully hard to believe," he added.
"Yes--isn't it?" said Anne softly, and she leaned forward and rolled the
point of her cigarette round the green ash-tray. How beautiful she looked
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde:
merely what ordinary, respectable, commonplace people would be if
they had not got enough to eat. When private property is abolished
there will be no necessity for crime, no demand for it; it will
cease to exist. Of course, all crimes are not crimes against
property, though such are the crimes that the English law, valuing
what a man has more than what a man is, punishes with the harshest
and most horrible severity, if we except the crime of murder, and
regard death as worse than penal servitude, a point on which our
criminals, I believe, disagree. But though a crime may not be
against property, it may spring from the misery and rage and
depression produced by our wrong system of property-holding, and