|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde:
who loved him, perhaps. [Exit.]
[taking her mark off] At last!
He can escape now in this cloak and vizard,
We are of a height almost: they will not know him;
As for myself what matter?
So that he does not curse me as he goes,
I care but little: I wonder will he curse me.
He has the right. It is eleven now;
They will not come till twelve.
[Goes over to the table.]
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Love and Friendship by Jane Austen:
which remains for me to do, is to die." "True Love is ever
desponding replied I, but I my dear Tom will give you even
greater hopes of conquering this fair one's heart, than I have
yet given you, by assuring you that I watched her with the
strictest attention during the whole day, and could plainly
discover that she cherishes in her bosom though unknown to
herself, a most tender affection for you."
"Dear Lady Scudamore cried I, This is more than I ever knew!"
"Did not I say that it was unknown to yourself? I did not,
continued I to him, encourage you by saying this at first, that
surprise might render the pleasure still Greater." "No Cousin
Love and Friendship
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Walking by Henry David Thoreau:
afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and
my obligations to Society. But it sometimes happens that I cannot
easily shake off the village. The thought of some work will run
in my head and I am not where my body is--I am out of my senses.
In my walks I would fain return to my senses. What business have
I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods? I
suspect myself, and cannot help a shudder when I find myself so
implicated even in what are called good works--for this may
My vicinity affords many good walks; and though for so many years
I have walked almost every day, and sometimes for several days