|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
They had been talking lightly about "that funny look in her
eyes," and Isabelle knew from the change in his manner what was
comingindeed, she had been wondering how soon it would come.
Amory reached above their heads and turned out the electric
light, so that they were in the dark, except for the red glow
that fell through the door from the reading-room lamps. Then he
"I don't know whether or not you know what youwhat I'm going to
say. Lordy, Isabellethis sounds like a line, but it isn't."
"I know," said Isabelle softly.
"Maybe we'll never meet again like thisI have darned hard luck
This Side of Paradise
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Juana by Honore de Balzac:
arrested for a moment by the sacredness of the picture which met his
He saw before him a tapestry on the walls with a gray ground sprinkled
with violets, a little coffer of ebony, an antique mirror, an immense
and very old arm chair also in ebony and covered with tapestry, a
table with twisted legs, a pretty carpet on the floor, near the table
a single chair; and that was all. On the table, however, were flowers
and embroidery; in a recess at the farther end of the room was the
narrow little bed where Juana dreamed. Above the bed were three
pictures; and near the pillow a crucifix, with a holy water basin and
a prayer, printed in letters of gold and framed. Flowers exhaled their
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
"Haye Park might do," said she, "if the Gouldings could quit it--
or the great house at Stoke, if the drawing-room were larger;
but Ashworth is too far off! I could not bear to have her ten
miles from me; and as for Pulvis Lodge, the attics are dreadful."
Her husband allowed her to talk on without interruption while
the servants remained. But when they had withdrawn, he said
to her: "Mrs. Bennet, before you take any or all of these houses
for your son and daugher, let us come to a right understanding.
Into ONE house in this neighbourhood they shall never have
admittance. I will not encourage the impudence of either, by
Pride and Prejudice