|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Bucolics by Virgil:
For sheep alike and shepherd Pan hath care.
Nor with the reed's edge fear you to make rough
Your dainty lip; such arts as these to learn
What did Amyntas do?- what did he not?
A pipe have I, of hemlock-stalks compact
In lessening lengths, Damoetas' dying-gift:
'Mine once,' quoth he, 'now yours, as heir to own.'
Foolish Amyntas heard and envied me.
Ay, and two fawns, I risked my neck to find
In a steep glen, with coats white-dappled still,
From a sheep's udders suckled twice a day-
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
NUM 10:33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days'
journey: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them in the
three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them.
NUM 10:34 And the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they
went out of the camp.
NUM 10:35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses
said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them
that hate thee flee before thee.
NUM 10:36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many
thousands of Israel.
NUM 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad:
power houses--with its gigantic sheer-legs, fit to lift the
heaviest weight ever carried afloat, and whose head could
be seen like the top of a queer white monument peeping
over bushy points of land and sandy promontories, as
you approached the New Harbor from the west.
There had been a time when men counted: there were
not so many carriages in the colony then, though Mr.
Denham, he fancied, had a buggy. And Captain Whal-
ley seemed to be swept out of the great avenue by the
swirl of a mental backwash. He remembered muddy
shores, a harbor without quays, the one solitary wooden
End of the Tether