|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Reef by Edith Wharton:
colonnade of the Francais, remote and temple-like in the
paling lights, he felt a clutch on his arm, and heard the
cry: "There are things THERE that I want so desperately
to see!" and all the way back to the hotel she continued to
question him, with shrewd precision and an artless thirst
for detail, about the theatrical life of Paris. He was
struck afresh, as he listened, by the way in which her
naturalness eased the situation of constraint, leaving to it
only a pleasant savour of good fellowship. It was the kind
of episode that one might, in advance, have characterized as
"awkward", yet that was proving, in the event, as much
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
fish and as black as coal.
When the blacksmith saw what Babo had done to his mother, he
caught him by the collar, and fell to giving him such a dressing
down as never man had before.
"Help!" bawled Babo. "Help! Murder!"
Such a hubbub had not been heard in that town for many a day.
Back came Simon Agricola running, and there he saw, and took it
all in in one look.
"Stop, friend," said he to the smith, "let the simpleton go; this
is not past mending yet."
"Very well," said the smith; "but he must give me back my golden
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
Mistress Ruth?" Presuming upon his friendship with her brother, he had
taken to calling her by that name in preference to the other which he
could not bring himself to give her. "Is it not an object worthy of a
"If you can save so many poor people from encompassing their ruin by
following that rash young man the Duke of Monmouth, you will indeed be
doing a worthy deed."
Blake rose, and made her a leg. "Madam," said he, "had aught been
wanting to cement my resolve, your words would supply it to me. My plan
is simplicity itself. I propose to capture Monmouth and his principal
agents, and deliver them over to the King. And that is all."