|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
fell between those two people. Then d'Alcacer said
apologetically: "Perhaps I ought not to have asked that
question," and Lingard caught Mrs. Travers' words, "Oh, I am not
afraid to answer that question."
Then their voices sank. Lingard hung the lamp up again and stood
idle in the revived light; but almost immediately he heard
d'Alcacer calling him discreetly.
He moved toward them at once. At the same instant Mr. Travers'
head pivoted away from the group to its frontal position.
D'Alcacer, very serious, spoke in a familiar undertone.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Macbeth by William Shakespeare:
Strange Schreemes of Death,
And Prophecying, with Accents terrible,
Of dyre Combustion, and confus'd Euents,
New hatch'd toth' wofull time.
The obscure Bird clamor'd the liue-long Night.
Some say, the Earth was Feuorous,
And did shake
Macb. 'Twas a rough Night
Lenox. My young remembrance cannot paralell
A fellow to it.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Reason Discourse by Rene Descartes:
fall, and throwing the rest into the shade, allow them to appear only in
so far as they can be seen while looking at the principal one; so, fearing
lest I should not be able to compense in my discourse all that was in my
mind, I resolved to expound singly, though at considerable length, my
opinions regarding light; then to take the opportunity of adding something
on the sun and the fixed stars, since light almost wholly proceeds from
them; on the heavens since they transmit it; on the planets, comets, and
earth, since they reflect it; and particularly on all the bodies that are
upon the earth, since they are either colored, or transparent, or
luminous; and finally on man, since he is the spectator of these objects.
Further, to enable me to cast this variety of subjects somewhat into the