|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
He shall be brought; but wherefore summon him?
Lady, I fear my tongue has overrun
Discretion; therefore I would question him.
Well, he shall come, but may not I too claim
To share the burden of thy heart, my king?
And thou shalt not be frustrate of thy wish.
Now my imaginings have gone so far.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
of a diplomatic mission to Dingaan, or think anything about it except
that it was a risky business? So I only said:
"Hans, if you are afraid, you had better stop behind. I can easily find
"Is the baas angry with me that he should speak so?" asked the
Hottentot. "Have I not always been true to him; and if I should be
killed, what does it matter? Have I not said that I do not think about
to-morrow, and we must all go to sleep sometime? No; unless the baas
beats me back, I shall come with him. But, baas"--this in a wheedling
tone--"you might give me some brandy to drink your health in to-night.
It is very good to get drunk when one has to be sober, and perhaps dead,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Herland by Charlotte Gilman:
special learnings, had long since qualified as assistants. We had
to do something, if only to pass the time, and it had to be work
--we couldn't be playing forever.
This kept us out of doors with those dear girls, and more or
less together--too much together sometimes.
These people had, it now became clear to us, the highest,
keenest, most delicate sense of personal privacy, but not the
faintest idea of that SOLITUDE A DEUX we are so fond of. They had,
every one of them, the "two rooms and a bath" theory realized.
From earliest childhood each had a separate bedroom with toilet
conveniences, and one of the marks of coming of age was the