|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Reminiscences of Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy:
business footing. When the first part of my father's "Alphabet and
Reading-Book" was printed, Strakhof had charge of the
proof-reading. This led to a correspondence between him and my
father, of a business character at first, later developing into
a philosophical and friendly one. While he was writing "Anna
Karénina," my father set great store by his opinion and
valued his critical instinct very highly.
"It is enough for me that that is your opinion," he writes
in a letter of 1872, probably apropos of the "Alphabet."
In 1876, apropos of "Anna Karénina" this time, my
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Symposium by Xenophon:
being what they are, they care for me.
At this remark they turned their eyes upon the speaker, and several
spoke together, asking: Will you make them known to us?
I shall be very happy (he replied).
At this point, Socrates took up the conversation: It now devolves on
us to prove in turn that what we each have undertaken to defend is
Then Callias: Be pleased to listen to me first: My case is this, that
while the rest of you go on debating what justice and uprightness
are, I spend my time in making men more just and upright.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey:
"Ring--Whitie--come," he called, softly.
Low whines came up from below.
"Here! Come, Whitie--Ring," he repeated, this time sharply.
Then followed scraping of claws and pattering of feet; and out of
the gray gloom below him swiftly climbed the dogs to reach his
side and pass beyond.
Venters descended, holding to the lasso. He tested its strength
by throwing all his weight upon it. Then he gathered the girl up,
and, holding her securely in his left arm, he began to climb, at
every few steps jerking his right hand upward along the lasso. It
Riders of the Purple Sage