|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lily of the Valley by Honore de Balzac:
do I know by what law everything within me changed in a moment.
You remember your kisses? they have mastered my life, they have
furrowed my soul; the ardor of your blood awoke the ardor of mine;
your youth entered my youth, your desires my soul. When I rose and
left you proudly I was filled with an emotion for which I know no
name in any language--for children have not yet found a word to
express the marriage of their eyes with light, nor the kiss of
life laid upon their lips. Yes, it was sound coming in the echo,
light flashing through the darkness, motion shaking the universe;
at least, it was rapid like all these things, but far more
beautiful, for it was the birth of the soul! I comprehended then
The Lily of the Valley
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
And as he choked Bolgani and strained him away,
his other hand crept slowly upward between them until
the point of the hunting knife rested over the savage
heart--there was a quick movement of the steel-thewed
wrist and the blade plunged to its goal.
Bolgani, the gorilla, voiced a single frightful shriek,
tore himself loose from the grasp of the ape-man, rose to
his feet, staggered a few steps and then plunged to earth.
There were a few spasmodic movements of the limbs and the
brute was still.
Tarzan of the Apes stood looking down upon his kill,
The Jungle Tales of Tarzan
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
fort stood spell-bound by the exhibition of swordsman-
ship she was witnessing.
Fighting the three alternately, in pairs and again all
at the same time the silent knight, though weighted by
his heavy armor, forced them steadily back; his flashing
blade seeming to weave a net of steel about them. Sud-
denly his sword stopped just for an instant, stopped
in the heart of one of his opponents, and as the man
lunged to the floor it was flashing again close to the
breasts of the two remaining men-at-arms.
Another went down less than ten seconds later, and
The Outlaw of Torn