|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
I thanked him, and, turning, with a light heart I faced the black mountain
and my journey.
It was about ten o'clock when Hal jogged into a broad trail on the
outskirts of Holston. A gray flat lay before me, on the other side of which
began the slow rise of the slope. I could hardly contain myself. I wanted
to run the mustang, but did not for the sake of the burdened pony. That
sage-flat was miles wide, though it seemed so narrow. The back of the lower
slope began to change to a dark green, which told me I was surely getting
closer to the mountains, even if it did not seem so. The trail began to
rise, and at last I reached the first pine-trees. They were a
The Young Forester
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:
therefore annihilated. Certainly not. Even in old days, you will
admit, when Athens was mistress of the sea, our state was not
powerless to benefit friends or chastise enemies. Moreover, in
proportion as the rest of the cities have joined hands with fortune to
turn their backs upon us, so much the more certainly will the grandeur
of your fidelity shine forth. Or, is any one haunted by the fear that
we may find ourselves blockaded by land and sea?--let him consider
that at present there is no Hellenic navy whatever on the seas, and if
the barbarian attempts to clutch the empire of the sea, Hellas will
not sit by and suffer it; so that, if only in self-defence, she must
inevitably take your side."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin:
and the mouth widely opened in the manlier above described; so that at this
early period the features assumed the same form as at a more advanced age.
Dr. Piderit lays great stress on the contraction of certain
muscles which draw down the nose and narrow the nostrils,
as eminently characteristic of a crying expression.
The _depressores anguli oris_, as we have just seen, are usually
contracted at the same time, and they indirectly tend,
according to Dr. Duchenne, to act in this same manner on the nose.
With children having bad colds a similar pinched appearance
of the nose may be noticed, which is at least partly due,
as remarked to me by Dr. Langstaff, to their constant snuffling,
Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals