|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
Frankie, humourin' her at the tiller. "I'll have to open that other
one your Aunt foretold of."
'"The Spanisher's crowdin' down on us middlin' quick," I says.
No odds," says Frankie, "he'll have the inshore tide against
him. Did your Aunt say I was to be quiet in my grave for ever?"
'"Till my iron ships sailed dry land," I says.
'"That's foolishness," he says. "Who cares where Frankie
Drake makes a hole in the water now or twenty years from now?"
'The Spanisher kept muckin' on more and more canvas. I told
'"He's feelin' the tide," was all he says. "If he was among
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:
any rate so far as the conscientious eye can judge. Taken as a
whole, therefore, the rope-latticed edifice consists of a series of
cross-bars intersecting the several radiating lines obliquely at
angles of equal value.
By this characteristic we recognize the 'logarithmic spiral.'
Geometricians give this name to the curve which intersects
obliquely, at angles of unvarying value, all the straight lines or
'radii vectores' radiating from a centre called the 'Pole.' The
Epeira's construction, therefore, is a series of chords joining the
intersections of a logarithmic spiral with a series of radii. It
would become merged in this spiral if the number of radii were
The Life of the Spider
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac:
capital of six millions, which increased without much effort of his
own, and which, joined to the value and proceeds of his territorial
possessions, gave him a fortune that was absolutely colossal. The six
francs bestowed on Nanon were perhaps the reward of some great service
which the poor servant had rendered to her master unawares.
"Oh! oh! where's Pere Grandet going? He has been scurrying about since
sunrise as if to a fire," said the tradespeople to each other as they
opened their shops for the day.
When they saw him coming back from the wharf, followed by a porter
from the coach-office wheeling a barrow which was laden with sacks,
they all had their comments to make:--