|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Paradise Lost by John Milton:
That singing up to Heaven-gate ascend,
Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise.
Ye that in waters glide, and ye that walk
The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep;
Witness if I be silent, morn or even,
To hill, or valley, fountain, or fresh shade,
Made vocal by my song, and taught his praise.
Hail, universal Lord, be bounteous still
To give us only good; and if the night
Have gathered aught of evil, or concealed,
Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark!
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Nana, Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille by Emile Zola:
were heard at the dressing-room door. Bordenave drew back the slide
over a grated peephole of the kind used in convents. Fontan was
outside with Prulliere and Bosc, and all three had bottles under
their arms and their hands full of glasses. He began knocking and
shouting out that it was his patron saint's day and that he was
standing champagne round. Nana consulted the prince with a glance.
Eh! Oh dear, yes! His Highness did not want to be in anyone's way;
he would be only too happy! But without waiting for permission
Fontan came in, repeating in baby accents:
"Me not a cad, me pay for champagne!"
Then all of a sudden he became aware of the prince's presence of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
since mature reflection had convinced him of the folly
of his contemplated adventure, especially in one whose
youth was past, and in whose joints the night damp of
the Thames might find lodgement for rheumatism.
"Ha, Sir Jules," laughed the old gardener, "Virtue
and Vice be twin sisters who come running to do the
bidding of the same father, Desire. Were there no
desire there would be no virtue, and because one man
desires what another does not, who shall say whether
the child of his desire be vice or virtue? Or on the other
hand if my friend desires his own wife and if that be
The Outlaw of Torn