|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Critias by Plato:
voices, and din and clatter of all sorts night and day.
I have described the city and the environs of the ancient palace nearly in
the words of Solon, and now I must endeavour to represent to you the nature
and arrangement of the rest of the land. The whole country was said by him
to be very lofty and precipitous on the side of the sea, but the country
immediately about and surrounding the city was a level plain, itself
surrounded by mountains which descended towards the sea; it was smooth and
even, and of an oblong shape, extending in one direction three thousand
stadia, but across the centre inland it was two thousand stadia. This part
of the island looked towards the south, and was sheltered from the north.
The surrounding mountains were celebrated for their number and size and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
at present limit myself to quoting an entry written in Faraday's own
hand in his book of diplomas, which caught my eye while in his
company some years ago. It ran thus:--
'25th January, 1847.
'Amongst these records and events, I here insert the date of one
which, as a source of honour and happiness, far exceeds all the
rest. We were married on June 12, 1821.
Then follows the copy of the minutes, dated May 21, 1821, which gave
him additional rooms, and thus enabled him to bring his wife to the
Royal Institution. A feature of Faraday's character which I have
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Call of the Wild by Jack London:
jaded and tired, he was facing the same trail once more, made him
bitter. His heart was not in the work, nor was the heart of any
dog. The Outsides were timid and frightened, the Insides without
confidence in their masters.
Buck felt vaguely that there was no depending upon these two men
and the woman. They did not know how to do anything, and as the
days went by it became apparent that they could not learn. They
were slack in all things, without order or discipline. It took
them half the night to pitch a slovenly camp, and half the morning
to break that camp and get the sled loaded in fashion so slovenly
that for the rest of the day they were occupied in stopping and