|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Flame and Shadow by Sara Teasdale:
Perhaps if Death is kind, and there can be returning,
We will come back to earth some fragrant night,
And take these lanes to find the sea, and bending
Breathe the same honeysuckle, low and white.
We will come down at night to these resounding beaches
And the long gentle thunder of the sea,
Here for a single hour in the wide starlight
We shall be happy, for the dead are free.
When I am all alone
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Koran:
is not pronounced,- forging a lie against Him! He shall reward them
for what they have forged.
And they say, 'What is in the wombs of these cattle is unlawful
for our wives, but if it be (born) dead, then are they partners
therein.' He will reward them for their attribution; verily, He is
wise and knowing.
Losers are they who kill their children foolishly, without
knowledge, and who prohibit what God has bestowed upon them, forging a
lie against God; they have erred and are not guided.
He it is who brought forth gardens with trailed and untrailed vines,
and the palms and corn land, with various food, and olives, and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost:
dinner-time, reached Passy, a distance of five or six leagues. I
was amazed, on entering this quiet town, to see all the
inhabitants in commotion. They were pouring from their houses in
crowds, towards the gate of a small inn, immediately before which
two covered vans were drawn up. Their horses still in harness,
and reeking from fatigue and heat, showed that the cortege had
only just arrived. I stopped for a moment to learn the cause of
the tumult, but could gain little information from the curious
mob as they rushed by, heedless of my enquiries, and hastening
impatiently towards the inn in the utmost confusion. At length
an archer of the civic guard, wearing his bandolier, and carrying