|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber:
you don't know the life there. There is no real home life.
They live in the cafes. They go there to keep warm, in the
winter, and to meet their friends, and gossip, and drink
that eternal coffee, and every coffee house--there are
thousands--is a rendezvous. We had two rooms, comfortable
ones, for Vienna, and I tried to explain to her that if I
could work hard, and get into concert, and keep at the
composing, we'd be rich some day, and famous, and happy, and
she'd have clothes, and jewels. But she was too stupid, or
too bored. Olga is the kind of woman who only believes what
she sees. Things got worse all the time. She had a temper.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
to foot in steel chain-mail. And the people and the women
crowded to every window and bank and wall; while the Minuai
stood together, a mere handful in the midst of that great
And Chalciope was there and Argus, trembling, and Medeia,
wrapped closely in her veil; but Aietes did not know that she
was muttering cunning spells between her lips.
Then Jason cried, 'Fulfil your promise, and let your fiery
bulls come forth.'
Then Aietes bade open the gates, and the magic bulls leapt
out. Their brazen hoofs rang upon the ground, and their
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
to argument couched in his own metaphorical style, "what then is
to befall them?"
"Let them starve, die, and be forgotten; it is the common lot of
"It is the lot of the wild tribes of nature," said Isabella, "but
chiefly of those who are destined to support themselves by
rapine, which brooks no partner; but it is not the law of nature
in general; even the lower orders have confederacies for mutual
defence. But mankind--the race would perish did they cease to
aid each other.--From the time that the mother binds the child's
head, till the moment that some kind assistant wipes the death-