|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers by Jonathan Swift:
year's predictions I gave him the least provocation for such
unworthy treatment. Philosophers have differed in all ages; but
the discreetest among them have always differed as became
philosophers. Scurrility and passion, in a controversy among
scholars, is just so much of nothing to the purpose, and at best,
a tacit confession of a weak cause: My concern is not so much for
my own reputation, as that of the Republick of Letters, which Mr.
Partridge hath endeavoured to wound through my sides. If men of
publick spirit must be superciliously treated for their ingenious
attempts, how will true useful knowledge be ever advanced? I wish
Mr. Partridge knew the thoughts which foreign universities have
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the
border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.
EZE 43:21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he
shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the
EZE 43:22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats
without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as
they did cleanse it with the bullock.
EZE 43:23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer
a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum:
ground open in a wide crack and then come together again.
"Goodness!" she cried, grasping the iron rail of the seat.
"What was that?"
"That was an awful big quake," replied Zeb, with a white face. "It
almost got us that time, Dorothy."
The horse had stopped short, and stood firm as a rock. Zeb shook the
reins and urged him to go, but Jim was stubborn. Then the boy cracked
his whip and touched the animal's flanks with it, and after a low moan
of protest Jim stepped slowly along the road.
Neither the boy nor the girl spoke again for some minutes. There was
a breath of danger in the very air, and every few moments the earth
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz