|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mountains by Stewart Edward White:
"That nigh hoss is deef. There don't seem to be
no use saying WHOA to her."
"Them brakes don't hold fer sour peanuts. I been
figgerin' on tackin' on a new shoe for a week."
"I never was over this road but onct, and then I
was headed th' other way. I was driving of a cor??e."
Then, after two hours of it, BING! BANG! SMASH!
our tongue collided with a sheer black wall, no
blacker than the atmosphere before it. The trail here
took a sharp V turn to the left. We had left the face
of the precipice and henceforward would descend the bed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
children; and may the gods vouchsafe all manner of good,
and may no evil come nigh the people!'
So spake he, and they all consented thereto and bade send
the stranger on his way, in that he had spoken aright. Then
the mighty Alcinous spake to the henchman: 'Pontonous, mix
the bowl and serve out the wine to all in the hall, that we
may pray to Father Zeus, and send the stranger on his way
to his own country.'
So spake he, and Pontonous mixed the honey-hearted wine,
and served it to all in turn. And they poured forth before
the blessed gods that keep wide heaven, even there as they
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson:
While flowing fast away, leaves love behind.
To My Mother
You too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love of unforgotten times,
And you may chance to hear once more
The little feet along the floor.
"Chief of our aunts"--not only I,
But all your dozen of nurselings cry--
A Child's Garden of Verses