|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Gorgias by Plato:
of justice, has also turned out to be true.
And now, these things being as we have said, let us proceed in the next
place to consider whether you are right in throwing in my teeth that I am
unable to help myself or any of my friends or kinsmen, or to save them in
the extremity of danger, and that I am in the power of another like an
outlaw to whom any one may do what he likes,--he may box my ears, which was
a brave saying of yours; or take away my goods or banish me, or even do his
worst and kill me; a condition which, as you say, is the height of
disgrace. My answer to you is one which has been already often repeated,
but may as well be repeated once more. I tell you, Callicles, that to be
boxed on the ears wrongfully is not the worst evil which can befall a man,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Princess by Alfred Tennyson:
Yield thyself up: my hopes and thine are one:
Accomplish thou my manhood and thyself;
Lay thy sweet hands in mine and trust to me.'
So closed our tale, of which I give you all
The random scheme as wildly as it rose:
The words are mostly mine; for when we ceased
There came a minute's pause, and Walter said,
'I wish she had not yielded!' then to me,
'What, if you drest it up poetically?'
So prayed the men, the women: I gave assent:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Soul of the Far East by Percival Lowell:
wedding of the spring, the reminiscence in November of the nuptials
of the May. Its own color, however, is not confined to gold.
It may be of almost any hue and within the general limits of a circle
of any form. Now it is a chariot wheel with petals for spokes; now
a ball of fire with lambent tongues of flame; while another kind
seems the button of some natural legion of honor, and still another
a pin-wheel in Nature's own day-fireworks.
Admired as a thing of beauty for its own sake, it is also used
merely as a material for artistic effects; for among the quaintest
of such conceits are the Japanese Jarley chrysanthemum works. Every
November in the florists' gardens that share the temple grounds at