|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Faith of Men by Jack London:
Step by step he eliminated possibilities, until he came to the
final test. He was using a thin medicine vial for a tube, and this
he held between him and the light, watching the slow precipitation
of a salt through the solution contained in the tube. He said
nothing, but he saw what he had expected to see. And Jees Uck, her
eyes riveted on his face, saw something too,--something that made
her spring like a tigress upon Amos, and with splendid suppleness
and strength bend his body back across her knee. Her knife was out
of its sheaf and uplifted, glinting in the lamplight. Amos was
snarling; but Bonner intervened ere the blade could fall.
"That's a good girl, Jees Uck. But never mind. Let him go!"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
fois par an nous leur sacrifions des jeunes hommes et des vierges:
cinquante jeunes hommes et cent vierges. Mais il semble que nous ne
leur donnons jamais assez, car ils sont tres durs envers nous.
LE CAPPADOCIEN. Dans mon pays il n'y a pas de dieux e present, les
Romains les ont chasses. Il y en a qui disent qu'ils se sont
refugies dans les montagnes, mais je ne le crois pas. Moi, j'ai
passe trois nuits sur les montagnes les cherchant partout. Je ne
les ai pas trouves. Enfin, je les ai appeles par leurs noms et ils
n'ont pas paru. Je pense qu'ils sont morts.
PREMIER SOLDAT. Les Juifs adorent un Dieu qu'on ne peut pas voir.
LE CAPPADOCIEN. Je ne peux pas comprendre cela.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac:
"In later life I have met people born to wealth who, never having
wanted for anything, had never even heard this problem in the
rule of three: A young man is to crime as a five-franc piece is
to X.--These gilded idiots say to me, 'Why did you get into debt?
Why did you involve yourself in such onerous obligations?' They
remind me of the princess who, on hearing that the people lacked
bread, said, 'Why do not they buy cakes?' I should like to see
one of these rich men, who complain that I charge too much for an
operation,--yes, I should like to see him alone in Paris without
a sou, without a friend, without credit, and forced to work with
his five fingers to live at all! What would he do? Where would he