|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting?
In his tail.
In his tongue.
PETRUCHIO. Whose tongue?
Yours, if you talk of tales; and so farewell.
What! with my tongue in your tail? Nay, come again,
Good Kate; I am a gentleman.
The Taming of the Shrew
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
she said, "if you will permit me to say so, a great suffragist
leader was lost when fate made you a man."
"Thank you," said Cleggett, bowing again.
He dispatched George--a person of address as well as a fighter in
whom the blood of ancient Greece ran quick and strong--on a
humanitarian mission. George was to walk a mile to the trolley
line, go to Fairport, hire a taxicab, and make all possible speed
into Manhattan. There he was to communicate with a young
physician of Cleggett's acquaintance, Dr. Harry Farnsworth.
Dr. Farnsworth, as Cleggett knew, was just out of medical school.
He had his degree, but no patients. But he was bold and ready.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Letters from England by Elizabeth Davis Bancroft:
and the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Saxe-Weimar and her
daughters, who are here on a visit, etc., sit down, while Prince
Albert, the Prince of Prussia and other sprigs of royalty stand
near. The dancing soon began in front of the canopy, but the Queen
herself did not dance on account of her mourning for Prince Albert's
grandmother. There was another band and dancing in other rooms at
the same time. After seeing several dances here the Queen and her
suite move by the flourish of trumpets to another room, the guests
forming a lane as she passes, bowing and smiling. Afterward she
made a similar progress to supper, her household officers moving
backwards before her, and her ladies and royal relatives and friends