|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Another Study of Woman by Honore de Balzac:
been my portion of love in this base world.
"One morning, attacked by the feverish stiffness which marks the
beginning of a cold, I wrote her a line to put off one of those secret
festivals which are buried under the roofs of Paris like pearls in the
sea. No sooner was the letter sent than remorse seized me: she will
not believe that I am ill! thought I. She was wont to affect jealousy
and suspiciousness.--When jealousy is genuine," said de Marsay,
interrupting himself, "it is the visible sign of an unique passion."
"Why?" asked the Princesse de Cadignan eagerly.
"Unique and true love," said de Marsay, "produces a sort of corporeal
apathy attuned to the contemplation into which one falls. Then the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from 1984 by George Orwell:
them roughly. There was much talk about the forced-labour camps to which
most of the prisoners expected to be sent. It was 'all right' in the
camps, he gathered, so long as you had good contacts and knew the ropes.
There was bribery, favouritism, and racketeering of every kind, there was
homosexuality and prostitution, there was even illicit alcohol distilled
from potatoes. The positions of trust were given only to the common
criminals, especially the gangsters and the murderers, who formed a sort
of aristocracy. All the dirty jobs were done by the politicals.
There was a constant come-and-go of prisoners of every description:
drug-peddlers, thieves, bandits, black-marketeers, drunks, prostitutes.
Some of the drunks were so violent that the other prisoners had to combine
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
Sir James seemed anxious and disturbed. He said nothing, and
after Gascoyne had placed the open bascinet that supports the
tilting helm in its place, he came forward and examined the armor
piece by piece, carefully and critically, testing the various
straps and leather points and thongs to make sure of their
"Sir," said Gascoyne, who stood by watching him anxiously, "I do
trust that I have done all meetly and well."
"I see nothing amiss, sirrah," said the old knight, half
grudgingly. "So far as I may know, he is ready to mount."
Just then a messenger entered, saying that the King was seated,
Men of Iron