|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Europeans by Henry James:
to the question, and that her own side, when she should choose
to present it, would be replete with touching interest.
"It does not remind me of the town, of course," she said,
"of the sculptured gables and the Gothic churches, of the
wonderful Schloss, with its moat and its clustering towers.
But it has a little look of some other parts of the principality.
One might fancy one's self among those grand old German forests,
those legendary mountains; the sort of country one sees from
the windows at Shreckenstein."
"What is Shreckenstein?" asked Acton.
"It is a great castle,--the summer residence of the Reigning Prince."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas:
table covered with flowers, and gently glided into death,
amid the perfume of heliotropes and roses?" Morrel smiled.
"As you please," he said; "death is always death, -- that is
forgetfulness, repose, exclusion from life, and therefore
from grief." He sat down, and Monte Cristo placed himself
opposite to him. They were in the marvellous dining-room
before described, where the statues had baskets on their
heads always filled with fruits and flowers. Morrel had
looked carelessly around, and had probably noticed nothing.
"Let us talk like men," he said, looking at the count.
The Count of Monte Cristo
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
NUM 22:32 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou
smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand
thee, because thy way is perverse before me:
NUM 22:33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times:
unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and
saved her alive.
NUM 22:34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned;
for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore,
if it displease thee, I will get me back again.
NUM 22:35 And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men:
King James Bible