|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Stories From the Old Attic by Robert Harris:
And so the man was given power over everything on earth, over every
government, every event, every activity of every soul. As a result,
his name was soon pronounced with hatred and contempt by everyone,
and in a few months he was assassinated by his most trusted followers.
Several One Way Conversations
"Yes, they are shackles, but they are made of gold," said the man, as
he asked for another pair on his wrists and two more on his ankles.
* * *
"You can see how great I am by observing what I have done," said the
chisel to the other tools, as they gazed upon the beautiful statue.
* * *
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Selected Writings of Guy De Maupassant by Guy De Maupassant:
office. At present, all you have to do is to hold your tongue;
everything else is my affair."
As soon as it was dark, four men got into a closed carriage in
the yard of the police-office, and were driven in the direction
of the village of S----. Their carriage, however, did not enter
the village, but stopped at the edge of a small wood in the
immediate neighborhood. Here all four alighted: the police
director, accompanied by the young Latitudinarian, a police
sergeant, and an ordinary policeman, the latter however, dressed
in plain clothes.
"The first thing for us to do is to examine the locality
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Man against the Sky by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
Ben Jonson Entertains a Man from Stratford:
Whatever there be, they'll be no more of that;
not changed, but noted as possibly incorrect -- should it be?:
Whatever there be, there'll be no more of that;
Then are as yet a picture in our vision.
Than are as yet a picture in our vision.
About the author: Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1869-1935.
From the Biographical Notes of "The Second Book of Modern Verse" (1919, 1920),
edited by Jessie B. Rittenhouse:
Robinson, Edwin Arlington. Born at Head Tide, Maine, Dec. 22, 1869.