|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
ONCE upon a time there was a princess in Troezene, Aithra,
the daughter of Pittheus the king. She had one fair son,
named Theseus, the bravest lad in all the land; and Aithra
never smiled but when she looked at him, for her husband had
forgotten her, and lived far away. And she used to go up to
the mountain above Troezene, to the temple of Poseidon and
sit there all day looking out across the bay, over Methana,
to the purple peaks of AEgina and the Attic shore beyond.
And when Theseus was full fifteen years old she took him up
with her to the temple, and into the thickets of the grove
which grew in the temple-yard. And she led him to a tall
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton:
"You know May's going to carry off the first prize."
"Ah, then it remains in the family," Medora rippled;
and at that moment they reached the tent and Mrs.
Beaufort met them in a girlish cloud of mauve muslin
and floating veils.
May Welland was just coming out of the tent. In her
white dress, with a pale green ribbon about the waist
and a wreath of ivy on her hat, she had the same
Diana-like aloofness as when she had entered the Beaufort
ball-room on the night of her engagement. In the
interval not a thought seemed to have passed behind
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bucolics by Virgil:
And rear a tomb, and write thereon this verse:
'I, Daphnis in the woods, from hence in fame
Am to the stars exalted, guardian once
Of a fair flock, myself more fair than they.'"
So is thy song to me, poet divine,
As slumber on the grass to weary limbs,
Or to slake thirst from some sweet-bubbling rill
In summer's heat. Nor on the reeds alone,
But with thy voice art thou, thrice happy boy,
Ranked with thy master, second but to him.