|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Blue Flower by Henry van Dyke:
middle there was a roll of blankets and a pack of camp-stuff; in
the bow a rifle.
"All ready for a trip," he laughed. "Nobody going but me?
Well, then, au large!" And stepping into the canoe he
pushed out on the river.
The saffron and golden lights in the sky diffused
themselves over the surface of the water, and spread from the bow
of the canoe in deeper waves of purple and orange, as he paddled
swiftly up stream. The pale yellow gas-lamps of the town faded
behind him. The lumber-yards and factories and disconsolate
little houses of the outskirts seemed to melt away. In a little
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by Sir John Mandeville:
thing deformed against kind both of man or of beast or of anything
else, and that is clept a monster). And this monster, that met
with this holy hermit, was as it had been a man, that had two horns
trenchant on his forehead; and he had a body like a man unto the
navel, and beneath he had the body like a goat. And the hermit
asked him what he was. And the monster answered him, and said he
was a deadly creature, such as God had formed, and dwelt in those
deserts in purchasing his sustenance. And [he] besought the
hermit, that he would pray God for him, the which that came from
heaven for to save all mankind, and was born of a maiden and
suffered passion and death (as we well know) and by whom we live
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:
same is, and that which is not cannot be reckoned among things that are?
Then the one, if it is not, cannot turn in that in which it is not?
Neither can the one, whether it is or is not, be altered into other than
itself, for if it altered and became different from itself, then we could
not be still speaking of the one, but of something else?
But if the one neither suffers alteration, nor turns round in the same
place, nor changes place, can it still be capable of motion?