|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King Lear by William Shakespeare:
Modo he's call'd, and Mahu.
Glou. Our flesh and blood is grown so vile, my lord,
That it doth hate what gets it.
Edg. Poor Tom 's acold.
Glou. Go in with me. My duty cannot suffer
T' obey in all your daughters' hard commands.
Though their injunction be to bar my doors
And let this tyrannous night take hold upon you,
Yet have I ventur'd to come seek you out
And bring you where both fire and food is ready.
Lear. First let me talk with this philosopher.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
[Saturday, 9th July]
The site of the foundation-stone was very difficult to
work, from its depth in the rock; but being now nearly
prepared, it formed a very agreeable kind of pastime at high-
water for all hands to land the stone itself upon the rock.
The landing-master's crew and artificers accordingly entered
with great spirit into this operation. The stone was placed
upon the deck of the HEDDERWICK praam-boat, which had just
been brought from Leith, and was decorated with colours for
the occasion. Flags were also displayed from the shipping in
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry:
quart of champagne brought out to him. When the waiter opened it he'd
turn it up to his mouth and drink it out of the bottle. That showed he
used to be a glassblower before he made his money.
"One evening Andy failed to come to the hotel for dinner. About 11
o'clock he came into my room.
"'Landed one, Jeff,' says he. 'Twelve millions. Oil, rolling mills,
real estate and natural gas. He's a fine man; no airs about him. Made
all his money in the last five years. He's got professors posting him
up now in education--art and literature and haberdashery and such
"'When I saw him he'd just won a bet of $10,000 with a Steel