|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn:
stupendous crescendo and diminuendo,--a monstrous and appalling
chorus of frogs! ....
Panting, screaming, scraping her bottom over the sand-bars,--all
day the little steamer strives to reach the grand blaze of blue
open water below the marsh-lands; and perhaps she may be
fortunate enough to enter the Gulf about the time of sunset. For
the sake of passengers, she travels by day only; but there are
other vessels which make the journey also by night--threading the
bayou-labyrinths winter and summer: sometimes steering by the
North Star,--sometimes feeling the way with poles in the white
season of fogs,--sometimes, again, steering by that Star of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my
spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
ISA 30:2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my
mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust
in the shadow of Egypt!
ISA 30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the
trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
ISA 30:4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to
ISA 30:5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them,
nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
he bid me knock him and rap him soundly, sir: well, was it fit for
a servant to use his master so; being, perhaps, for aught I see,
two-and-thirty, a pip out?
Whom would to God I had well knock'd at first,
Then had not Grumio come by the worst.
A senseless villain! Good Hortensio,
I bade the rascal knock upon your gate,
And could not get him for my heart to do it.
Knock at the gate! O heavens! Spake you not these words
The Taming of the Shrew