|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
The flight impulse died; he felt sick and very cold, and now and
then he shook violently. He began to watch the trail behind him
for the pursuit, but without fear. He seemed to have been wandering
for a thousand black nights through deep gorges and over peaks as
high as the stars, and now he wanted to rest, to stop somewhere and
sleep, to be warm again. Let them come and take him, anywhere out
of this nightmare.
With the dawn still gray he heard a horse behind and below him on
the trail up the cliff face. He stopped and sat waiting, twisted
about in his saddle, his expression ugly and defiant, and yet
touchingly helpless, the look of a boy in trouble and at bay.
The Breaking Point
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Enoch Arden, &c. by Alfred Tennyson:
A moment on her words, but then replied.
`Woman, disturb me not now at the last,
But let me hold my purpose till I die.
Sit down again; mark me and understand,
While I have power to speak. I charge you now,
When you shall see her, tell her that I died
Blessing her, praying for her, loving her;
Save for the bar between us, loving her
As when she laid her head beside my own.
And tell my daughter Annie, whom I saw
So like her mother, that my latest breath
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass:
and even in the teeth of the opposition of those from whom he had
reason to expect counsel and encouragement. He has been
compelled, at one and the same time, and almost constantly,
during the past seven years, to contribute matter to its columns
as editor, and to raise funds for its support as lecturer. It is
within bounds to say, that he has expended twelve thousand
dollars of his own hard earned money, in publishing this paper, a
larger sum than has been contributed by any one individual for
the general advancement of the colored people. There had been
many other papers published and edited by colored men, beginning
as far back as <13>1827, when the Rev. Samuel E. Cornish and John
My Bondage and My Freedom