|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lucile by Owen Meredith:
When you went; and before you return'd it was light.
We met: you accosted me then with a brow
Bright with triumph: your words (you remember them now!)
Were "Let us be friends!"
How then, after that
Can you and she meet as acquaintances?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
which the Ancient was studying.
Bickley walked away, making sounds as though he were going to
be ill and looking so absurd in his indignation that I nearly
laughed. The Lady Yva actually did laugh, and very musical was
"He does not believe," she said. "He is so clever he knows
everything. But two hundred and fifty thousand years ago we
should have thought him quite stupid. Then we could read the
stars and calculate their movements for ever."
"So can we," I answered, rather nettled.
"I am glad, O Humphrey, since you will be able to show my
When the World Shook
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
was beaten, and wore a heavy chain, because she would not
marry that cruel king. But Perseus was far away over the
seas in the isle of Samos, little thinking how his mother was
languishing in grief.
Now one day at Samos, while the ship was lading, Perseus
wandered into a pleasant wood to get out of the sun, and sat
down on the turf and fell asleep. And as he slept a strange
dream came to him - the strangest dream which he had ever had
in his life.
There came a lady to him through the wood, taller than he, or
any mortal man; but beautiful exceedingly, with great gray