|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
pillow, and he wiggled. Please don't squirm," I said coldly. "You
will wear out your--lingerie, and I will have to mend them."
He sat very still for five minutes, when I discovered that I had
put the patch in crosswise instead of lengthwise and that it
would not fit. As I jerked it out he sneezed.
"Or sneeze," I added venomously. "You will tear your buttons off,
and I will have to sew them on."
Jim rose wrathfully. "Don't sit, don't sneeze'," he repeated.
"Don't stand, I suppose, for fear I will wear out my socks. Here,
give me that. If the fool thing has to be mended, I'll do it
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Domestic Peace by Honore de Balzac:
only in her eyes, her husband came to the door of the ballroom, his
eyes flashing with anger. The old Duchess, watchful of everything,
flew to her nephew, begged him to give her his arm and find her
carriage, affecting to be mortally bored, and hoping thus to prevent a
vexatious outbreak. Before going she fired a singular glance of
intelligence at her niece, indicating the enterprising knight who was
about to address her, and this signal seemed to say, "There he is,
Madame de Vaudremont caught these looks of the aunt and niece; a
sudden light dawned on her mind; she was frightened lest she was the
dupe of this old woman, so cunning and so practised in intrigue.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
identical in both forms in infancy, assumes a widely different organisation
when reproductive activity is actually concerned.
When we turn to the psychic phase of human life an exactly analogous
phenomenon presents itself. The intelligence, emotions, and desires of the
human infant at birth differ not at all perceptibly, as its sex may be male
or female; and such psychic differences as appear to exist in later
childhood are undoubtedly very largely the result of artificial training,
forcing on the appearance of psychic sexual divergencies long before they
would tend spontaneously to appear; as where sports and occupations are
interdicted to young children on the ground of their supposed sexual
unfitness; as when an infant female is forcibly prevented from climbing or