|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Songs of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Deliver; he, his attribute fulfilled,
To the island chorus hand your measures on,
Wed now with harmony: so them, at last,
Night after night, in the open hall of dance,
Shall thirty matted men, to the clapped hand,
Intone and bray and bark. Unfortunate!
Paper and print alone shall honour mine.
LET now the King his ear arouse
And toss the bosky ringlets from his brows,
The while, our bond to implement,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo:
in a large pink comforter, he rolled ignominiously from the upper
side of the bed, where he lay on the floor panting and enmeshed,
awaiting further developments. Of one thing he was certain, a
great deal had transpired since he had sought the friendly solace
of the covers and he had no mind to lose so good a friend as the
pink comforter. By the time he had summoned sufficient courage
to peep from under its edge, a babel of voices was again drawing
near, and he hastily drew back in his shell and waited.
Not daring to glance at the scene of her fright, Zoie pushed
Aggie before her into the room and demanded that she look in the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic:
Now, I am a Catholic."
Theron, much mystified, nodded his head. Could it
be possible--was there coming a deliberate suggestion
that he should become a convert? "Yes--I know," he murmured.
"But I should explain that I am only a Catholic in the sense
that its symbolism is pleasant to me. You remember what
Schopenhauer said--you cannot have the water by itself:
you must also have the jug that it is in. Very well;
the Catholic religion is my jug. I put into it the things
I like. They were all there long ago, thousands of years ago.
The Jews threw them out; we will put them back again.
The Damnation of Theron Ware