|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
absence which came from Monsieur de Treville, and here are three
hundred pistoles which came from I don't know where. So let us
go and get killed where we are told to go. Is life worth the
trouble of so many questions? D'Artagnan, I am ready to follow
"And I also," said Porthos.
"And I also," said Aramis. "And, indeed, I am not sorry to quit
Paris; I had need of distraction."
"Well, you will have distractions enough, gentlemen, be assured,"
"And, now, when are we to go?" asked Athos.
The Three Musketeers
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pericles by William Shakespeare:
The crown of Tyre, but he will none:
The mutiny he there hastes t' oppress;
Says to 'em, if King Pericles
Come not home in twice six moons,
He, obedient to their dooms,
Will take the crown. The sum of this,
Brought hither to Pentapolis
Y-ravished the regions round,
And every one with claps can sound,
'Our heir-apparent is a king!
Who dream'd, who thought of such a thing?'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Options by O. Henry:
But he looked the master of nothing. His faded coat was buttoned
high, as if it sought to be charitable to deficiencies of tie and
I thought of a Scotch terrier at the sight of his shifty eyes in the
glade between his tangled hair and beard. For one ignoble moment I
felt ashamed of having been introduced as his friend in the presence
of so much beauty in distress. But evidently Tripp meant to conduct
the ceremonies, whatever they might be. I thought I detected in his
actions and pose an intention of foisting the situation upon me as
material for a newspaper story, in a lingering hope of extracting from
me his whiskey dollar.