|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
hidden facts concerning matters that seemed so simple on the
surface? The devil that spurred him on to understand that there
always was some hidden side to every case? Then the sigh and the
smile passed, and Muller raised his head in one of the rare moments
of pride in his own gifts that this shy unassuming little man ever
allowed himself. This was the work that he was intended by
Providence to do or he wouldn't have been fitted for it, and it was
work for the common good, for the public safety. Thinking back over
the troubles of his early youth, Muller's heart rejoiced and he
was glad in his own genius. Then the moment of unwonted elation
passed and he bent his mind again to the problem before him.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift:
impossibility of paying rent without money or trade, the want of
common sustenance, with neither house nor cloaths to cover them
from the inclemencies of the weather, and the most inevitable
prospect of intailing the like, or greater miseries, upon their
breed for ever.
I profess, in the sincerity of my heart, that I have not the
least personal interest in endeavouring to promote this necessary
work, having no other motive than the publick good of my country,
by advancing our trade, providing for infants, relieving the
poor, and giving some pleasure to the rich. I have no children,
by which I can propose to get a single penny; the youngest being
A Modest Proposal
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad:
He said, very hoarse and abrupt: "It can't end like this. . . . Sit
down;" and while she crossed the room again to the low-backed chair
before the dressing-table, he opened the door and put his head out to
look and listen. The house was quiet. He came back pacified, and
"Do you speak the truth?"
"You have lived a lie, though," he said, suspiciously.
"Ah! You made it so easy," she answered.
"You reproach me--me!"
Tales of Unrest