|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard:
the blood of Nada the Lily, and of all those who cling to her."
Now Dingaan sprang up and swore an oath by the head of the Black One
who was gone.
"What?" he cried, "does the Lily, then, live as the soldier thought?"
"She lives, O King. She is wife to the Slaughterer, and because of her
witchcraft he has put me, his first wife, away against all law and
honour. Therefore I ask vengeance on the witch and vengeance also on
him who was my husband."
"Thou art a good wife," said the king. "May my watching spirit save me
from such a one. Hearken! I would gladly grant thy desire, for I, too,
hate this Slaughterer, and I, too, would crush this Lily. Yet, woman,
Nada the Lily
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Of The Nature of Things by Lucretius:
They give the drafts to others.
BEGINNINGS OF CIVILIZATION
When huts they had procured and pelts and fire,
And when the woman, joined unto the man,
Withdrew with him into one dwelling place,
. . . . . .
Were known; and when they saw an offspring born
From out themselves, then first the human race
Began to soften. For 'twas now that fire
Rendered their shivering frames less staunch to bear,
Of The Nature of Things
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
they do not permit candidates to sit for that until one and
twenty, I was presently filling up my time and preventing my
studies becoming too desultory by making an attack upon the
London University degree of Bachelor of Science, which impressed
me then as a very splendid but almost impossible achievement.
The degree in mathematics and chemistry appealed to me as
particularly congenial--albeit giddily inaccessible. I set to
work. I had presently to arrange a holiday and go to London to
matriculate, and so it was I came upon my aunt and uncle again.
In many ways that visit marked an epoch. It was my first
impression of London at all. I was then nineteen, and by a