|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
The working classes are so often ungrateful to
us advanced thinkers. Sometimes I am almost pro-
voked to the point of giving up my Social Better-
ment work when I think HOW ungrateful they are.
But some of us, in every age, must suffer at the
hands of the masses for the sake of the masses, if
you know what I mean.
ON BEING OTHER-WORLDLY
IT is not enough to be merely unworldly.
One must be OTHER-WOR as well, if you
get what I mean.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Red Inn by Honore de Balzac:
army; below the windows lay a boat and boatman; he would cut the
throat of that man, throw the body into the Rhine, and escape with the
valise; gold would buy the boatman and he could reach the Austrians.
He went so far as to calculate the professional ability he had reached
in the use of instruments, so as to cut through his victim's throat
without leaving him the chance for a single cry.
[Here Monsieur Taillefer wiped his forehead and drank a little water.]
Prosper rose slowly, making no noise. Certain of having waked no one,
he dressed himself and went into the public room. There, with that
fatal intelligence a man suddenly finds on some occasions within him,
with that power of tact and will which is never lacking to prisoners
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
had thought that Atlanta could never fall, that Georgia could never
be invaded. But the small cloud which appeared in the northwest
four months ago had blown up into a mighty storm and then into a
screaming tornado, sweeping away her world, whirling her out of her
sheltered life, and dropping her down in the midst of this still,
Was Tara still standing? Or was Tara also gone with the wind which
had swept through Georgia?
She laid the whip on the tired horse's back and tried to urge him
on while the waggling wheels rocked them drunkenly from side to
Gone With the Wind