|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Collected Articles by Frederick Douglass:
of the government at this point is neither possible nor desirable.
All that is necessary to be done is to make the government consistent
with itself, and render the rights of the States compatible with the sacred
rights of human nature.
The arm of the Federal government is long, but it is far too short
to protect the rights of individuals in the interior of distant States.
They must have the power to protect themselves, or they will go unprotected,
spite of all the laws the Federal government can put upon the national
Slavery, like all other great systems of wrong, founded in the depths
of human selfishness, and existing for ages, has not neglected its own
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
neighborliness she craved; when she wanted society she had to ask
for it, by invitation. Standing inside the door of the boudoir,
her thoughts already at work on draperies and furniture, she had a
vague dream of new young life stirring in the big house, of no more
lonely evenings, of the bustle and activity of a family again.
She wanted Wallie to settle down. She was tired of paying his
bills at his clubs and at various hotels, tired and weary of the
days he lay in bed all morning while his valet concocted various
things to enable him to pull himself together. He had been four
years sowing his wild oats, and now at twenty-five she felt he
should be through with them.
The Breaking Point
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
The giver of good gifts, shall not be shamed.
She is my mother and the changing moons
My brethren, and with them I wax and wane.
Thus sprung why should I fear to trace my birth?
Nothing can make me other than I am.
If my soul prophetic err not, if my wisdom aught avail,
Thee, Cithaeron, I shall hail,
As the nurse and foster-mother of our Oedipus shall greet
Ere tomorrow's full moon rises, and exalt thee as is meet.