|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lysis by Plato:
us to do what we like with him--even to open the eyes wide and sprinkle
ashes upon them, because he supposes that we know what is best?
That is true.
And everything in which we appear to him to be wiser than himself or his
son he will commit to us?
That is very true, Socrates, he replied.
Then now, my dear Lysis, I said, you perceive that in things which we know
every one will trust us,--Hellenes and barbarians, men and women,--and we
may do as we please about them, and no one will like to interfere with us;
we shall be free, and masters of others; and these things will be really
ours, for we shall be benefited by them. But in things of which we have no
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot:
And no rock
If there were rock
And also water
A spring 350
A pool among the rock
If there were the sound of water only
Not the cicada
And dry grass singing
But sound of water over a rock
Where the hermit-thrush sings in the pine trees
The Waste Land
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
No more than when my daughters call thee mother.
Thou art a widow, and thou hast some children;
And, by God's mother, I, being but a bachelor,
Have other some; why, 't is a happy thing
To be the father unto many sons.
Answer no more, for thou shalt be my queen.
The ghostly father now hath done his shrift.