|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
along the train for me, and our walk over the fields in the
twilight. I had expected an immense sense of relief where at
last the stresses of separation were over, but now I found I was
beyond measure wretched and perplexed, full of the profoundest
persuasion of irreparable error. The dusk and somber Marion were
so alike, her sorrow seemed to be all about me. I had to hold
myself to my own plans, to remember that I must keep faith with
Effie, with Effie who had made no terms, exacted no guarantees,
but flung herself into my hands.
We went across the evening fields in silence, towards a sky of
deepening gold and purple, and Effie was close beside me always,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry:
are wisest. They are the magi.
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|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy:
on. Mukhorty ambled on obediently though with difficulty, in
the direction in which he was driven.
Vasili Andreevich rode for about five minutes straight ahead,
as he thought, seeing nothing but the horse's head and the
white waste, and hearing only the whistle of the wind about the
horse's ears and his coat collar.
Suddenly a dark patch showed up in front of him. His heart
beat with joy, and he rode towards the object, already seeing
in imagination the walls of village houses. But the dark patch
was not stationary, it kept moving; and it was not a village
but some tall stalks of wormwood sticking up through the snow
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