|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:
A charming pink flush had come into Angela's cheek and a noticeable light into
her eye. She looked admirably handsome, and Bernard frankly gazed at her.
She met his gaze an instant, and then she went on.
"Mr. Longueville does n't understand me either. You must know
that I am agitated," she continued. "Every now and then I have
moments of talking nonsense. It 's the air of Baden, I think;
it 's too exciting. It 's only lately I have been so. When you go
away I shall be horribly ashamed."
"If the air of Baden has such an effect upon you," said Bernard,
"it is only a proof the more that you need the solicitous attention
of your friends."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Then each small piece will still be alive,"
"I cannot see how that would help us," wailed
Colonel Banjo. "A hamburger steak is a hamburger
steak, whether it is alive or not!"
"I tell you, this may not be a Rak," persisted
Files. "We will know, when the cloud gets nearer,
whether it is the breath of a Rak or not. If it
has no smell at all, it is probably a fog; but If
it has an odor of salt and pepper, it is a Rak and
we must prepare for a desperate fight."
Tik-Tok of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous by Oscar Wilde:
But we poor merchants toil both night and day
To make our scanty gains. The tolls are high,
And every city levies its own toll,
And prentices are unskilful, and wives even
Lack sense and cunning, though Bianca here
Has brought me a rich customer to-night.
Is it not so, Bianca? But I waste time.
Where is my pack? Where is my pack, I say?
Open it, my good wife. Unloose the cords.
Kneel down upon the floor. You are better so.
Nay not that one, the other. Despatch, despatch!