|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
That always seems to me romantic and wasteful. You never hear
from it in
any definite way. They say the missionaries have done a good
to open the way for trade; perhaps--but they have also gotten us
commercial and political difficulties. Yet I give to them--a
a matter of conscience with me to identify myself with all the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
Herald sad and trumpet be,
To whose sound chaste wings obey.
But thou, shrieking harbinger,
Foul pre-currer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thou not near.
From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king:
Keep the obsequy so strict.
Let the priest in surplice white,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Christ in Flanders by Honore de Balzac:
another world," he added, and his voice dropped still lower. "And for
ours in this," he thought within himself.
The Dame of Rupelmonde was lady of seven fiefs beside the barony of
The girl felt the longing for life in her heart, and for love that
spoke through the handsome adventurer, a young miscreant who haunted
churches in search of a prize, an heiress to marry, or ready money.
The Bishop bestowed his benison on the waves, and bade them be calm;
it was all that he could do. He thought of his concubine, and of the
delicate feast with which she would welcome him; perhaps at that very
moment she was bathing, perfuming herself, robing herself in velvet,