|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare:
If best were as it was, or best without.
His qualities were beauteous as his form,
For maiden-tongued he was, and thereof free;
Yet if men mov'd him, was he such a storm
As oft 'twixt May and April is to see,
When winds breathe sweet, unruly though they be.
His rudeness so with his authoriz'd youth
Did livery falseness in a pride of truth.
'Well could he ride, and often men would say
That horse his mettle from his rider takes:
Proud of subjection, noble by the sway,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Paz by Honore de Balzac:
advantage over him except mere luck."
His wife kissed him for the generosity of those words.
"The extreme care with which he hides the grandeur of his feelings is
one form of his superiority," continued the count. "I said to him
once: 'You are a sly one; you have in your heart a vast domain within
which you live and think.' He has a right to the title of count; but
in Paris he won't be called anything but captain."
"The fact is that the Florentine of the middle-ages has reappeared in
our century," said the countess. "Dante and Michael Angelo are in
"That's the very truth," cried Adam. "He is a poet in soul."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:
Elias Denny three-league survey?"
"Yes, sir, I do," the blunt, breezy, surveyor answered.
"I crossed it on my way to Block H, on the north side of
it. The road runs with the Chiquito River, along the
valley. The Denny survey fronts three miles on the
"It is claimed," continued the commissioner, "that
it fails to reach the river by as much as a mile."
The appraiser shrugged his shoulder. He was by birth
and instinct an Actual Settler, and the natural foe of the