|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy:
generosity before justice, the same perpetual dilemmas,
the same captious alteration of caresses and blows that we
She was in person full-limbed and somewhat heavy;
without ruddiness, as without pallor; and soft to the
touch as a cloud. To see her hair was to fancy that a
whole winter did not contain darkness enough to form
its shadow--it closed over her forehead like nightfall
extinguishing the western glow.
Her nerves extended into those tresses, and her temper
could always be softened by stroking them down. When her
Return of the Native
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain:
that when they was making the land, and didn't stand
no regular watch.
Well, when daylight come, Jim give a shout, and we
jumped up and looked over, and there was the land
sure enough -- land all around, as far as you could see,
and perfectly level and yaller. We didn't know how
long we'd been over it. There warn't no trees, nor
hills, nor rocks, nor towns, and Tom and Jim had took
it for the sea. They took it for the sea in a dead
ca'm; but we was so high up, anyway, that if it had
been the sea and rough, it would 'a' looked smooth, all
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:
prudence had urged them to suppress. They climbed into the coach
again, desiring to be driven home.
Rougane's astonishment turned into dismay when they told him what
had taken place. "Why not try the Hotel de Ville, madame?" he
"After that? It would be useless. We must resign ourselves to
remaining in Paris until the barriers are opened again."
"Perhaps it will not matter to us either way by then, madame," said
"Aline!" she exclaimed in horror.
"Mademoiselle!" cried Rougane on the same note. And then, because