|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
homme leur ait parle.
LE PREMIER NAZAREEN. Il a ete vu par une foule de passants parlant
avec des anges.
UN SADDUCEEN. Pas avec des anges.
HERODIAS. Comme ils m'agacent, ces hommes! Ils sont betes. Ils
sont tout e fait betes. [Au page.] Eh! bien, mon eventail. [Le
page lui donne l'eventail.] Vous avez l'air de rever. Il ne faut
pas rever. Les reveurs sont des malades. [Elle frappe le page avec
LE SECOND NAZAREEN. Aussi il y a le miracle de la fille de Jaire.
LE PREMIER NAZAREEN. Mais oui, c'est tres certain cela. On ne peut
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:
"How late you are!" she murmured.
"Not very," he said.
"Why, what time is it?" The murmur came plaintive and helpless.
"It's only just gone eleven."
That was not true; it was nearly one o'clock.
"Oh!" she said; "I thought it was later."
And he knew the unutterable misery of her nights that would
"Can't you sleep, my pigeon?" he said.
"No, I can't," she wailed.
"Never mind, Little!" He said crooning. "Never mind, my love.
Sons and Lovers
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber:
off. "I'm not going to faint," I said, through set
teeth. "I'm not going to do anything silly. I want to
think. I want to . . . Go on, Blackie."
"Just a minute," interrupted Von Gerhard. "Does he
know where Mrs. Orme is living?"
"I'm coming t' that," returned Blackie, tranquilly.
"Though for Dawn's sake I'll say right here he don't
know. I told him later, that she was takin' a vacation
up at her folks' in Michigan."
"Thank God!" I breathed.
"Wore a New York Press Club button, this guy did. I