|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Domestic Peace by Honore de Balzac:
intention. I would wager that she is in love already."
"Bah! She is perhaps the daughter of some German princeling; no one
talks to her," said Montcornet.
"Dear! how unhappy a poor child may be!" Martial went on. "Can there
be anything more graceful and refined than our little stranger? Well,
not one of those furies who stand round her, and who believe that they
can feel, will say a word to her. If she would but speak, we should
see if she has fine teeth.
"Bless me, you boil over like milk at the least increase of
temperature!" cried the Colonel, a little nettled at so soon finding a
rival in his friend.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:
who sail the sea in ships, that are but small things, can discover
space and place for everything; can, moreover, in spite of violent
tossings up and down, keep order, and, even while their hearts are
failing them for fear, find everything they need to hand; whilst we,
with all our ample storerooms diversely disposed for divers
objects in our mansion, an edifice firmly based on solid ground,
fail to discover fair and fitting places, easy of access for our
several goods! Would not that argue great lack of understanding in our
two selves? Well then! how good a thing it is to have a fixed and
orderly arrangement of all furniture and gear; how easy also in a
dwelling-house to find a place for every sort of goods, in which to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
Phlébas, le Phénicien, pendant quinze jours noyé,
Oubliait les cris des mouettes et la houle de Cornouaille,
Et les profits et les pertes, et la cargaison d'etain:
Un courant de sous-mer l'emporta tres loin,
Le repassant aux étapes de sa vie antérieure.
Figurez-vous donc, c'etait un sort penible;
Cependant, ce fut jadis un bel homme, de haute taille.
Whispers of Immortality
Webster was much possessed by death
And saw the skull beneath the skin;
And breastless creatures under ground