|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac:
Troubert, who was not very comfortable on the ground-floor. But when
the Abbe Birotteau, on receiving his legacy, came to settle in writing
the terms of his board she saw he was so in love with the apartment,
for which he might now admit his long cherished desires, that she
dared not propose the exchange, and accordingly sacrificed her
sentiments of friendship to the demands of self-interest. But in order
to console her beloved canon, Mademoiselle took up the large white
Chateau-Renaud bricks that made the floors of his apartment and
replaced them by wooden floors laid in "point de Hongrie." She also
rebuilt a smoky chimney.
For twelve years the Abbe Birotteau had seen his friend Chapeloud in
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Complete Poems of Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"The peace of God, that passeth understanding,
Be and abide with you forevermore!"
Ohthat a Song would sing itself to me
Out of the heart of Nature, or the heart
Of man, the child of Nature, not of Art,
Fresh as the morning, salt as the salt sea,
With just enough of bitterness to be
A medicine to this sluggish mood, and start
The life-blood in my veins, and so impart
Healing and help in this dull lethargy!
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
was checked by the Colonel disappearing inside a bedroom, with a
muttered injunction to "wait there," and Kent stuffed the check
inside his vest pocket. It would serve as an excuse to interview
Mrs. Brewster again before leaving the house. He was determined
to have an answer to the question he had put to her in the
limousine. Why had she gone to the police court, and why kept her
presence there a secret?
When Colonel McIntyre reappeared in the hall he was accompanied by
Detective Ferguson. "Sorry to keep you standing, Kent," he said.
"I have sent for you and Ferguson, first because Grimes insists on
seeing you, and second, because I am determined that this midnight
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