|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
man is as good as any man, if not a trifle better. Because I know
it isn't so. . . ."
"Billy," said Benham, "you've the boldest mind that ever I met."
Prothero's face lit with satisfaction. Then his countenance fell
again. "I know I'm better there," he said, "and yet, see how I let
in a whole system of lies to cover my secret humiliations. There,
at least, I will cling to pride. I will at least THINK free and
clean and high. But you can climb higher than I can. You've got
the grit to try and LIVE high. There you are, Benham."
Benham stuck one leg over the arm of his chair. "Billy," he said,
"come and be--equestrian and stop this nonsense."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
without diacritical marks, please see Project Gutenberg files named
TSEPM10.TXT and TSEPM10.ZIP.]
by T. S. ELIOT
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1920
To Jean Verdenal 1889-1915
Certain of these poems first appeared in Poetry, Blast, Others, The
Little Review, and Art and Letters.
Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
body was as large as that of a full-grown mastiff,
its legs were short and powerful, and its jaws broad
and strong. Dark, shaggy hair covered its back and sides,
while its breast and belly were quite white. As it slunk
toward us it presented a most formidable aspect with its
upcurled lips baring its mighty fangs.
Perry was on his knees, praying. I stooped and picked
up a small stone. At my movement the beast veered off
a bit and commenced circling us. Evidently it had been
a target for stones before. The ape-things were dancing
up and down urging the brute on with savage cries,
At the Earth's Core