|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Myths and Myth-Makers by John Fiske:
tribes into a people, so that there may be need of
communication on a large scale, and so that tradition may be
strengthened. Wherever mankind have associated in nations,
permanent languages have arisen, and their derivative dialects
bear the conspicuous marks of kinship; but where mankind have
remained in their primitive savage isolation, their languages
have remained sporadic and transitory, incapable of organic
development, and showing no traces of a kinship which never
The bearing of these considerations upon the origin and
diffusion of barbaric myths is obvious. The development of a
Myths and Myth-Makers
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
and make her understand what she had done.
These women never understand. "It is quite
near Everything," suddenly came to his mind, and
getting out his notebook, he found her address.
Vera Ivanovna Silvestrova, Kukonskaya Street,
Abromov's house. She was living under this
name. He left the gardens and called a cab.
"Whom do you wish to see, sir?" asked the
midwife, Maria Ivanovna, when he stepped on
the narrow landing of the steep, stuffy staircase.
"Does Madame Silvestrova live here?"
The Forged Coupon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Princess by Alfred Tennyson:
Sat watching like the watcher by the dead.
Then Florian knelt, and 'Come' he whispered to her,
'Lift up your head, sweet sister: lie not thus.
What have you done but right? you could not slay
Me, nor your prince: look up: be comforted:
Sweet is it to have done the thing one ought,
When fallen in darker ways.' And likewise I:
'Be comforted: have I not lost her too,
In whose least act abides the nameless charm
That none has else for me?' She heard, she moved,
She moaned, a folded voice; and up she sat,