|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare:
Narcissus so himself himself forsook,
And died to kiss his shadow in the brook.
'Torches are made to light, jewels to wear,
Dainties to taste, fresh beauty for the use, 164
Herbs for their smell, and sappy plants to bear;
Things growing to themselves are growth's abuse:
Seeds spring from seeds, and beauty breedeth beauty;
Thou wast begot; to get it is thy duty. 168
'Upon the earth's increase why shouldst thou feed,
Unless the earth with thy increase be fed?
By law of nature thou art bound to breed,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Across The Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson:
himself in the public covering. There, then, he lay upon the verge
of shivering, plunged in semi-darkness, wound in a garment whose
touch he dreaded like the plague, and (in a spirit far removed from
resignation) telling the roll of the insults he had just received.
These are not circumstances favourable to the muse.
Meantime (to look at the upper surface where the sun was still
shining and the guns of sportsmen were still noisy through the
tufted plain) the Cigarette was drawing near at his more
philosophic pace. In those days of liberty and health he was the
constant partner of the Arethusa, and had ample opportunity to
share in that gentleman's disfavour with the police. Many a bitter
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:
buoyant challenge in her voice as she answered:
"It is a splendid morning. I'm not surprised you are enjoying
"Did I say I was enjoying it?" He laughed as he lifted the bar,
came into her box and took a seat.
"Of course not. How careless of me! I had forgotten you were in
mourning for a deceased friend."
His dark eyes flashed. "I'll not mourn for him long. He was a
mighty trifling fellow, anyhow. Soon as I catch and hang his
murderers I'll quit wearing black."
"You may wear out several suits before then," she hit back.