|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
girl's arm or hand to steady her over the rough and dangerous
portions of the path. And as they went there grew in
Billy's breast a love so deep and so resistless that he found
himself wondering that he had ever imagined that his former
passion for this girl was love.
This new thing surged through him and over him with all
the blind, brutal, compelling force of a mighty tidal wave. It
battered down and swept away the frail barriers of his new-found
gentleness. Again he was the Mucker--hating the artificial
wall of social caste which separated him from this girl;
but now he was ready to climb the wall, or, better still, to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Phaedrus by Plato:
worse than blindness might be fall them. Then they would take up their
parable again and say:--that there were two loves, a higher and a lower,
holy and unholy, a love of the mind and a love of the body.
'Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds.
Love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard:
were doctored for war, and sent out by tens of thousands to conquer
Sotyangana, chief of the people who live north of the Limpopo. They
went singing, after the king had looked upon them and bidden them
return victorious or not at all. Their number was so great that from
the hour of dawn till the sun was high in the heavens they passed the
gates of the kraal like countless herds of cattle--they the
unconquered. Little did they know that victory smiled on them no more;
that they must die by thousands of hunger and fever in the marshes of
the Limpopo, and that those of them who returned should come with
their shields in their bellies, having devoured their shields because
of their ravenous hunger! But what of them? They were nothing. "Dust"
Nada the Lily