|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy:
when he is saying good-bye.
She was grateful to her father for saying nothing to her about
their meeting Vronsky, but she saw by his special warmth to her
after the visit during their usual walk that he was pleased with
her. She was pleased with herself. She had not expected she would
have had the power, while keeping somewhere in the bottom of her
heart all the memories of her old feeling for Vronsky, not only
to seem but to be perfectly indifferent and composed with him.
Levin flushed a great deal more than she when she told him she
had met Vronsky at Princess Marya Borissovna's. It was very hard
for her to tell him this, but still harder to go on speaking of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Ancient Regime by Charles Kingsley:
the intendant, and a local council chosen by himself, by which men
were condemned to the galleys, and even to death. Under such a
system, under which an intendant must have felt it his interest to
pretend at all risks, that all was going right, and to regard any
disturbance as a dangerous exposure of himself and his chiefs--one
can understand easily enough that scene which Mr. Carlyle has
dramatised from Lacretelle, concerning the canaille, the masses, as
we used to call them a generation since:
"A dumb generation--their voice only an inarticulate cry.
Spokesman, in the king's council, in the world's forum, they have
none that finds credence. At rare intervals (as now, in 1775) they
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Princess by Alfred Tennyson:
They marked it with the red cross to the fall,
And would have strown it, and are fallen themselves.
'Our enemies have fallen, have fallen: they came,
The woodmen with their axes: lo the tree!
But we will make it faggots for the hearth,
And shape it plank and beam for roof and floor,
And boats and bridges for the use of men.
'Our enemies have fallen, have fallen: they struck;
With their own blows they hurt themselves, nor knew
There dwelt an iron nature in the grain:
The glittering axe was broken in their arms,