|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
les ai pas trouves. Enfin, je les ai appeles par leurs noms et ils
n'ont pas paru. Je pense qu'ils sont morts.
PREMIER SOLDAT. Les Juifs adorent un Dieu qu'on ne peut pas voir.
LE CAPPADOCIEN. Je ne peux pas comprendre cela.
PREMIER SOLDAT. Enfin, ils ne croient qu'aux choses qu'on ne peut
LE CAPPADOCIEN. Cela me semble absolument ridicule.
LA VOIX D'IOKANAAN. Apres moi viendra un autre encore plus puissant
que moi. Je ne suis pas digne meme de delier la courroie de ses
sandales. Quand il viendra la terre deserte se rejouira. Elle
fleurira comme le lis. Les yeux des aveugles verront le jour, et
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad:
had been altered for the land, the low swampy coast had
retained its appearance of a mere smudge of darkness
beyond a belt of glitter. The sunrays seemed to fall
violently upon the calm sea--seemed to shatter them-
selves upon an adamantine surface into sparkling dust,
into a dazzling vapor of light that blinded the eye and
wearied the brain with its unsteady brightness.
Captain Whalley did not look at it. When his
Serang, approaching the roomy cane arm-chair which
he filled capably, had informed him in a low voice that
the course was to be altered, he had risen at once and
End of the Tether
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
By the time the reinforcement of nurses had arrived the
earthworks of the good ship Jasper B. were completed, and, after
a double portion of stiff grog all around, Cleggett ordered all
hands to lie down on the deck for an hour's comfortable nap. He
stood watch himself. Cleggett had not slept much during the past
forty-eight hours, but he was a man of iron. Like King Henry
Fifth of England, Cleggett found a certain pleasure in watching
while his troops slumbered. Cleggett and this lively monarch
had other points in common, although Cleggett, even in his youth,
would never have associated with a character so habitually