|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
But Clifford had already jerked her into gear. She gave a sick lurch
and ebbed weakly forwards.
'If I give her a push, she'll do it,' said the keeper, going behind.
'Keep off!' snapped Clifford. 'She'll do it by herself.'
'But Clifford!' put in Connie from the bank, 'you know it's too much
for her. Why are you so obstinate!'
Clifford was pale with anger. He jabbed at his levers. The chair gave a
sort of scurry, reeled on a few more yards, and came to her end amid a
particularly promising patch of bluebells.
'She's done!' said the keeper. 'Not power enough.'
'She's been up here before,' said Clifford coldly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gorgias by Plato:
CALLICLES: I suppose that you mean health and strength?
SOCRATES: Yes, I do; and what is the name which you would give to the
effect of harmony and order in the soul? Try and discover a name for this
as well as for the other.
CALLICLES: Why not give the name yourself, Socrates?
SOCRATES: Well, if you had rather that I should, I will; and you shall say
whether you agree with me, and if not, you shall refute and answer me.
'Healthy,' as I conceive, is the name which is given to the regular order
of the body, whence comes health and every other bodily excellence: is
that true or not?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Love Songs by Sara Teasdale:
Pierrot plays in the garden,
And all the roses know
That Pierrot loves his music, --
But I love Pierrot.
In the spring I asked the daisies
If his words were true,
And the clever, clear-eyed daisies
Now the fields are brown and barren,
Bitter autumn blows,