|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
ing humbly in search of a job around the back doors
of houses? He would laugh softly to himself as he
trudged along, and the laugh would be without the
slightest bitterness. His lot had been so infinitely
worse, and he had such a happy nature, yielding
sweetly to the inevitable, that he saw now only
cause for amusement.
He had been in that vicinity about three weeks
when one day he met the woman. He knew her
at once, although she was greatly changed. She
had grown stout, although, poor soul! it seemed as
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot:
if the latter were travelling at high speed. This requirement
entailed another difficulty. The gun had to be mounted in such a
manner as to enable the gunner to train it easily and readily
through the complete circle and through its complete range of
vertical inclination. As the result of prolonged experiments it
was ascertained that the most suitable arrangement was a pedestal
mounting, either within a turret or upon an open deck. To meet
the weight of the gun, as well as the strains and stresses
incidental to firing, the chassis was strengthened, especially
over the rear axle near which the mounting is placed.
The heaviest gun of this type is the 10.5 centimetre (4 1/4-inch)
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Prufrock/Other Observations by T. S. Eliot:
I looked for the head of Mr. Apollinax rolling under a chair,
Or grinning over a screen
With seaweed in its hair.
I heard the beat of centaurs’ hoofs over the hard turf
As his dry and passionate talk devoured the afternoon.
"He is a charming man"--"But after all what did he mean?"--
"He has pointed ears ... he must be unbalanced,"--
"There was something he said that I might have challenged."
Of dowager Mrs. Phlaccus, and Professor and Mrs. Cheetah
I remember a slice of lemon and a bitten macaroon.