|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
is not yet bed time--go on, therefore, with your divine story,
for I could stay here listening till tomorrow morning, so long
as you will continue to tell us of your adventures."
"Alcinous," answered Ulysses, "there is a time for making
speeches, and a time for going to bed; nevertheless, since you
so desire, I will not refrain from telling you the still sadder
tale of those of my comrades who did not fall fighting with the
Trojans, but perished on their return, through the treachery of
a wicked woman.
"When Proserpine had dismissed the female ghosts in all
directions, the ghost of Agamemnon son of Atreus came sadly up
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
and some fifty men to a point as close as they could come
without being observed. Here they dismounted and Nor-
man of Torn crept stealthily forward alone.
Taking advantage of every cover he approached to the
very shadows of the great gate without being detected.
In the castle a light shone dimly from the windows
of the great hall, but no other sign of life was apparent.
To his intense surprise, Norman of Torn found the draw-
bridge lowered and no sign of watchmen at the gate
or upon the walls.
As he had sacked this castle some two years since
The Outlaw of Torn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Othello by William Shakespeare:
Wombe of Time, which wilbe deliuered. Trauerse, go,
prouide thy Money. We will haue more of this to morrow.
Rod. Where shall we meete i'th' morning?
Iago. At my Lodging
Rod. Ile be with thee betimes
Iago. Go too, farewell. Do you heare Rodorigo?
Rod. Ile sell all my Land.
Iago. Thus do I euer make my Foole, my purse:
For I mine owne gain'd knowledge should prophane