|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Mosses From An Old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
The spider made a convulsive gripe with his limbs and hung dead
across the window.
"Accursed! accursed!" muttered Giovanni, addressing himself.
"Hast thou grown so poisonous that this deadly insect perishes by
At that moment a rich, sweet voice came floating up from the
"Giovanni! Giovanni! It is past the hour! Why tarriest thou? Come
"Yes," muttered Giovanni again. "She is the only being whom my
breath may not slay! Would that it might!"
Mosses From An Old Manse
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
miserable court at which you vegetate, I am going to reside
in a court almost royal."
"Ha, ha! a royal court," said Madame de Saint-Remy, forcing
a laugh; "a royal court! What think you of that, my
And she turned round towards Mademoiselle de la Valliere,
whom she would by main force have dragged away from
Montalais, and who, instead of obeying the impulse of Madame
de Saint-Remy, looked first at her mother and then at
Montalais with her beautiful conciliatory eyes.
"I did not say a royal court, madame," replied Montalais;
Ten Years Later
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Land of Footprints by Stewart Edward White:
rhinoceros wandering peaceably over the little knoll back of
camp, and headed exactly in our direction. While we watched, he
strolled through the edge of camp, descended the steep bank to
the river's edge, drank, climbed the bank, strolled through camp
again and departed over the hill. To us he paid not the slightest
attention. It seems impossible to believe that he neither scented
nor saw any evidences of human life in all that populated flat,
especially when one considers how often these beasts will SEEM to
become aware of man's presence by telepathy.* Perhaps he was the
one exception to the whole race, and was a good-natured rhino.
*Opposing theories are those of "instinct," and of slight causes,