|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger:
and Miss Norah March.
CHAPTER IX: A Moral Necessity
I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen;
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.
And the gates of this Chapel were shut,
And ``Thou shalt not'' writ over the door;
So I turned to the Garden of Love
That so many sweet flowers bore.
And I saw it was filled with graves,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Paradise Lost by John Milton:
With incense, where the golden altar fumed,
By their great intercessour, came in sight
Before the Father's throne: them the glad Son
Presenting, thus to intercede began.
See$ Father, what first-fruits on earth are sprung
From thy implanted grace in Man; these sighs
And prayers, which in this golden censer mixed
With incense, I thy priest before thee bring;
Fruits of more pleasing savour, from thy seed
Sown with contrition in his heart, than those
Which, his own hand manuring, all the trees
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
tidily sorting neck and hair ribbons in her best box, lent for
the great occasion.
"I wish I was going to have a fine time and wear all these
nice things," said Amy with her mouth full of pins, as she
artistically replenished her sister's cushion.
"I wish you were all going, but as you can't, I shall keep
my adventures to tell you when I come back. I'm sure it's the
least I can do when you have been so kind, lending me things
and helping me get ready," said Meg, glancing round the room
at the very simple outfit, which seemed nearly perfect in their