|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Altar of the Dead by Henry James:
breath on the impossible, the extinct. Couldn't he see that in
relation to her private need the rites he had established were
practically an elaborate exclusion? She regretted nothing that had
happened; it had all been right so long as she didn't know, and it
was only that now she knew too much and that from the moment their
eyes were open they would simply have to conform. It had doubtless
been happiness enough for them to go on together so long. She was
gentle, grateful, resigned; but this was only the form of a deep
immoveability. He saw he should never more cross the threshold of
the second room, and he felt how much this alone would make a
stranger of him and give a conscious stiffness to his visits. He
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Door in the Wall, et. al. by H. G. Wells:
buttons twinkling like stars, before he got out on the sill and,
making as little of a rustling as he could, clambered down to the
garden path below. He stood before his mother's house, and it was
white and nearly as plain as by day, with every window-blind but
his own shut like an eye that sleeps. The trees cast still shadows
like intricate black lace upon the wall.
The garden in the moonlight was very different from the garden
by day; moonshine was tangled in the hedges and stretched in
phantom cobwebs from spray to spray. Every flower was gleaming
white or crimson black, and the air was aquiver with the thridding
of small crickets and nightingales singing unseen in the depths of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Psalms 119: 5 Oh that my ways were directed to observe Thy statutes!
Psalms 119: 6 Then should I not be ashamed, when I have regard unto all Thy commandments.
Psalms 119: 7 I will give thanks unto Thee with uprightness of heart, when I learn Thy righteous ordinances.
Psalms 119: 8 I will observe Thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly.
Psalms 119: 9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.
Psalms 119: 10 With my whole heart have I sought Thee; O let me not err from Thy commandments.
Psalms 119: 11 Thy word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.
Psalms 119: 12 Blessed art Thou, O LORD; teach me Thy statutes.
Psalms 119: 13 With my lips have I told all the ordinances of Thy mouth.
Psalms 119: 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
Psalms 119: 15 I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways.