|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Summer by Edith Wharton:
She flushed at the picture. "Do they send them up from
the Lake, too?"
"Rather. Didn't you notice that big raft we
passed? It's wonderful to see the rockets
completing their orbits down under one's feet." She
said nothing, and he put the oars into the rowlocks.
"If we stay we'd better go and pick up something to
"But how can we get back afterwards?" she ventured,
feeling it would break her heart if she missed it.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Sophist by Plato:
STRANGER: Yet that which has parts may have the attribute of unity in all
the parts, and in this way being all and a whole, may be one?
STRANGER: But that of which this is the condition cannot be absolute
THEAETETUS: Why not?
STRANGER: Because, according to right reason, that which is truly one must
be affirmed to be absolutely indivisible.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie:
person. But I am in her black books, since I cleared Mr.
Inglethorp. Still, we can but try."
With a nod that was barely civil, Miss Howard assented to
Poirot's request for a few minutes' conversation.
We went into the little morning-room, and Poirot closed the door.
"Well, Monsieur Poirot," said Miss Howard impatiently, "what is
it? Out with it. I'm busy."
"Do you remember, mademoiselle, that I once asked you to help
"Yes, I do." The lady nodded. "And I told you I'd help you with
pleasure--to hang Alfred Inglethorp."
The Mysterious Affair at Styles