|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:
had an actual attack of nerves, in the midst of which his fear of
frightening me made him press my hand and whisper: "It is
nothing, nothing. I want to weep."
His chest laboured, his eyes were injected with blood, but no
tears came. I made him smell the salts which I had with me, and
when we reached his house only the shivering remained.
With the help of his servant I put him to bed, lit a big fire in
his room, and hurried off to my doctor, to whom I told all that
had happened. He hastened with me.
Armand was flushed and delirious; he stammered out disconnected
words, in which only the name of Marguerite could be distinctly
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Timaeus by Plato:
of whom the body was to be the subject. And he made her out of the
following elements and on this wise: Out of the indivisible and
unchangeable, and also out of that which is divisible and has to do with
material bodies, he compounded a third and intermediate kind of essence,
partaking of the nature of the same and of the other, and this compound he
placed accordingly in a mean between the indivisible, and the divisible and
material. He took the three elements of the same, the other, and the
essence, and mingled them into one form, compressing by force the reluctant
and unsociable nature of the other into the same. When he had mingled them
with the essence and out of three made one, he again divided this whole
into as many portions as was fitting, each portion being a compound of the
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Goes gaily gallivanting by.
He from the poor averts his head . . .
He will regret it when he's dead.
Poem: III - A PEAK IN DARIEN
Broad-gazing on untrodden lands,
See where adventurous Cortez stands;
While in the heavens above his head
The Eagle seeks its daily bread.
How aptly fact to fact replies:
Heroes and eagles, hills and skies.
Ye who contemn the fatted slave