|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
Here the anthem doth commence:
Love and constancy is dead;
Phoenix and the turtle fled
In a mutual flame from hence.
So they lov'd, as love in twain
Had the essence but in one;
Two distincts, division none:
Number there in love was slain.
Hearts remote, yet not asunder;
Distance, and no space was seen
'Twixt the turtle and his queen;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:
I trusted you; and I thought of you as a friend."
Newmark stirred slightly with impatience.
"I had a hard time getting over that part of it; and about three-
quarters of what was left in the world looked mighty like ashes for
awhile. Then I began to see this thing a little clearer. We've
been together a good many years now; and as near as I can make out
you've been straight as a string with me for eight of them. Then I
suppose the chance came and before you knew it you were in over your
He looked, half-pleading toward Newmark. Newmark made no sign.
"I know that's the way it might be. A man thinks he's mighty brave;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells:
another. They spoke the mutilated English of their
class and period. The fire of the Ostrogites had
dwindled and ceased, and few of the enemy had been
seen for some time. But the echoes of the fight that
was going on now far below in the lower galleries of
that stage, came every now and then between the
staccato of shots from the popular side. One of these
men was describing to the other how he had seen a
man down below there dodge behind a girder, and had
aimed at a guess and hit him cleanly as he dodged too
far "He's down there still," said the marksman.
When the Sleeper Wakes