|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
That filled and strengthened hope in earlier years;
If still, with friends averted, fate severe,
A glad, untainted cheerfulness be mine
To greet the unruly time of year,
The Feast of Valentine.
Priest, I am none of thine, and see
In the perspective of still hopeful youth
That Truth shall triumph over thee -
Truth to one's self - I know no other truth.
I see strange days for thee and thine, O priest,
And how your doctrines, fallen one by one,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
Then he unveiled the Gorgon's head, and said, 'This has
delivered my bride from one wild beast: it shall deliver her
from many.' And as he spoke Phineus and all his men-at-arms
stopped short, and stiffened each man as he stood; and before
Perseus had drawn the goat-skin over the face again, they
were all turned into stone.
Then Persons bade the people bring levers and roll them out;
and what was done with them after that I cannot tell.
So they made a great wedding-feast, which lasted seven whole
days, and who so happy as Perseus and Andromeda?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Yates Pride by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
"Yes," he continued, "I had some leisure; in fact, I have this
spring retired from business; and I thought I would have a look
at the old place. Very little changed I am happy to find it."
"Yes, it is very little changed," assented Eudora; "at least, it
seems so to me, but it is not for a life-long dweller in any
place to judge of change. It is for the one who goes and returns
after many years."
There was a faint hint of proud sadness in Eudora's voice as she
spoke the last two words.
"It has been many years," said Lawton, gravely, "and I wonder if