|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane:
When the waiter came, the man struggled to the middle of the floor.
"Girlsh shed you insul' me! I shay damn lie! I 'pol'gize!"
"All right," said the waiter.
The man sat down. He felt a sleepy but strong desire to straighten
things out and have a perfect understanding with everybody.
"Nell, I allus trea's yeh shquare, din' I? Yeh likes me, don' yehs, Nell?
I'm goo' f'ler?"
"Sure," said the woman of brilliance and audacity.
"Yeh knows I'm stuck on yehs, don' yehs, Nell?"
"Sure," she repeated, carelessly.
Overwhelmed by a spasm of drunken adoration, he drew two or
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:
The burial took place to-day. Many of Marguerite's friends came
to the church. Some of them wept with sincerity. When the funeral
started on the way to Montmartre only two men followed it: the
Comte de G., who came from London on purpose, and the duke, who
was supported by two footmen.
I write you these details from her house, in the midst of my
tears and under the lamp which burns sadly beside a dinner which
I can not touch, as you can imagine, but which Nanine has got for
me, for I have eaten nothing for twenty-four hours.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
6 Munificent Heroes, they have cast heaven's treasury down
They set the storm-cloud free tostream through both the worlds,
rainfloods flow o'er desert spots.
7 The bursting streams m billowy flood have spread abroad,
milch-kine, o'er the firmament.
Like swift steeds hasting to their journey's resting-place,
The Rig Veda