|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lemorne Versus Huell by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard:
seemed to me that I had lost my own.
"Drink this Champagne," said Mr. Uxbridge. "Pay no attention to
the Colonel on your left; he won't expect it."
"Neither must you."
The Champagne did not prevent me from reflecting on the fact that
he had not yet asked whether I loved him.
The spirit chorus again floated through my mind:
Deep in thought,
*Give* themselves for life."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
To prevent unnecessary danger, all personnel not essential to the
firing activities were ordered to leave the test site. During the
night of 15 July, these people left for viewing positions on Compania
Hill,* 32 kilometers northwest of ground zero. They were joined by
several spectators from LASL (3; 12).
* "Compania" also appears as "Compana," "Campagne," or "Compagna" in
Project personnel not required to check instruments within the ground
zero area stationed themselves in the three shelters or at other
assigned locations. The military police at Guard Posts 1, 2, and 4
blocked off all roads leading into the test site, and the men at Guard
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe:
window, and a third had opened a door belonging to the office. In the
middle of the yard lay a small leather purse with two keys hanging at
it, with money in it, but nobody would meddle with it. I asked how
long it had lain there; the man at the window said it had lain almost an
hour, but that they had not meddled with it, because they did not know
but the person who dropped it might come back to look for it. I had
no such need of money, nor was the sum so big that I had any
inclination to meddle with it, or to get the money at the hazard it
might be attended with; so I seemed to go away, when the man who
had opened the door said he would take it up, but so that if the right
owner came for it he should be sure to have it. So he went in and
A Journal of the Plague Year