|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:
All the little girls had on blue checked aprons. All the aprons had
straps and buttons behind.
For just one hour every day all the little tiny girls played in the
sand, and while they played Sister Mary Felice sat on a willow-
wrought bench and watched them play.
Then when that hour was exactly passed Sister Angela always came
with a basket of netted canes, an Indian basket, on her arm. In the
Indian basket were little cakes--such nice little cakes--always they
had caraway seeds in them.
One day Sister Mary Felice said: ``Sister Angela, did Sister
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Prufrock/Other Observations by T. S. Eliot:
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.
And indeed there will be time
To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Blue Flower by Henry van Dyke:
the closed portals of carven bronze said: "You have sold it for
a thought--a dream."'
Hermas found the Grove of Daphne quite deserted. There was no
sound in the enchanted vale but the rustling of the light
winds chasing each other through the laurel thickets, and the
babble of innumerable streams. Memories of the days and
nights of delicate pleasure that the grove had often seen
still haunted the bewildered paths and broken fountains. At
the foot of a rocky eminence, crowned with the ruins of
Apollo's temple, which had been mysteriously destroyed by fire