|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde:
[As he reaches the door, LADY CHILTERN enters from her boudoir.]
LADY CHILTERN. You are not going, Robert?
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. I have some letters to write, dear.
LADY CHILTERN. [Going to him.] You work too hard, Robert. You seem
never to think of yourself, and you are looking so tired.
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. It is nothing, dear, nothing.
[He kisses her and goes out.]
LADY CHILTERN. [To LORD GORING.] Do sit down. I am so glad you
have called. I want to talk to you about . . . well, not about
bonnets, or the Woman's Liberal Association. You take far too much
interest in the first subject, and not nearly enough in the second.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
1_Samuel 19: 7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan told him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as beforetime.
1_Samuel 19: 8 And there was war again; and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled before him.
1_Samuel 19: 9 And an evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.
1_Samuel 19: 10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the spear into the wall; and David fled, and escaped that night.
1_Samuel 19: 11 And Saul sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning; and Michal David's wife told him, saying: 'If thou save not thy life to-night, to-morrow thou shalt be slain.'
1_Samuel 19: 12 So Michal let David down through the window; and he went, and fled, and escaped.
1_Samuel 19: 13 And Michal took the teraphim, and laid it in the bed, and put a quilt of goats' hair at the head thereof, and covered it with a cloth.
1_Samuel 19: 14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said: 'He is sick.'
1_Samuel 19: 15 And Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying: 'Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber:
sense of fellowship with the downtrodden. She resolved to
use that sense as a searchlight aiding her to see and
overcome obstacles. She told herself that she was done with
maudlin sentimentality. On the rare occasions when she had
accompanied her mother to Chicago, the two women had found
delight in wandering about the city's foreign quarters.
When other small-town women buyers snatched occasional
moments of leisure for the theater or personal shopping,
these two had spent hours in the ghetto around Jefferson and
Taylor, and Fourteenth Streets. Something in the sight of
these people--alien, hopeful, emotional, often grotesque--