|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King Lear by William Shakespeare:
Alb. Shut your mouth, dame,
Or with this paper shall I stop it. [Shows her her letter to
Edmund.]- [To Edmund]. Hold, sir.
[To Goneril] Thou worse than any name, read thine own evil.
No tearing, lady! I perceive you know it.
Gon. Say if I do- the laws are mine, not thine.
Who can arraign me for't?
Alb. Most monstrous!
Know'st thou this paper?
Gon. Ask me not what I know. Exit.
Alb. Go after her. She's desperate; govern her.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger:
``the perversion of a natural function.'' This, of course, is the
weakest link in the whole chain. Yet ``there is no question of the
lawfulness of birth restriction through abstinence''--as though
abstinence itself were not unnatural! For more than a thousand years
the Church was occupied with the problem of imposing abstinence on its
priesthood, its most educated and trained body of men, educated to
look upon asceticism as the finest ideal; it took one thousand years
to convince the Catholic priesthood that abstinence was ``natural'' or
practicable. Nevertheless, there is still this talk of abstinence,
self-control, and self-denial, almost in the same breath with the
condemnation of Birth Control as ``unnatural.''
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
The Countess consulted the young man's face with an intent
submissiveness that betrays all the secrets of a woman's heart,
and Rastignac all at once began to hate him violently. To begin
with, the sight of the fair carefully arranged curls on the
other's comely head had convinced him that his own crop was
hideous; Maxime's boots, moreover, were elegant and spotless,
while his own, in spite of all his care, bore some traces of his
recent walk; and, finally, Maxime's overcoat fitted the outline
of his figure gracefully, he looked like a pretty woman, while
Eugene was wearing a black coat at half-past two. The quick-