|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
"So intimate, this Chopin, that I think his soul
Should be resurrected only among friends
Some two or three, who will not touch the bloom
That is rubbed and questioned in the concert room."
--And so the conversation slips
Among velleities and carefully caught regrets
Through attenuated tones of violins
Mingled with remote cornets
"You do not know how much they mean to me, my friends,
And how, how rare and strange it is, to find
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
And by the laughing fire I sit,
Still with the tattered atlas spread
Interminable roads I tread.
ENVOY FOR "A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES"
WHETHER upon the garden seat
You lounge with your uplifted feet
Under the May's whole Heaven of blue;
Or whether on the sofa you,
No grown up person being by,
Do some soft corner occupy;
Take you this volume in your hands
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic:
she replied, in a low voice.
"And you hesitate to tell me about it? You would
rather not?" Celia, after an instant's pause, went on
without waiting for an answer. "I beg that you won't
assume my hostility to the idea, Edith. In fact,
I'm not sure I don't think it would be the best thing
for you to do. Marriage, a home, children--these are great
things to a woman. We can say that she pays the price
of bondage for them--but to know what that signifies,
we must ask what her freedom has been worth to her."
"Yes," interposed the other, from the window. "What have