|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Iliad by Homer:
Thus he spoke, and the Achaeans roared applause. As when the
waves run high before the blast of the south wind and break on
some lofty headland, dashing against it and buffeting it without
ceasing, as the storms from every quarter drive them, even so did
the Achaeans rise and hurry in all directions to their ships.
There they lighted their fires at their tents and got dinner,
offering sacrifice every man to one or other of the gods, and
praying each one of them that he might live to come out of the
fight. Agamemnon, king of men, sacrificed a fat five-year-old
bull to the mighty son of Saturn, and invited the princes and
elders of his host. First he asked Nestor and King Idomeneus,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:
names were written on the scytale (or scroll). He had further
instructions to capture another resident in Aulon; this was a woman,
the fashionable beauty of the place--supposed to be the arch-
corruptress of all Lacedaemonians, young and old, who visited Aulon.
It was not the first mission of the sort on which Cinadon had been
employed by the ephors. It was natural, therefore, that the ephors
should entrust him with the scytale on which the names of the suspects
were inscribed; and in answer to his inquiry which of the young men he
was to take with him, they said: "Go and order the eldest of the
Hippagretae (or commanders of horse) to let you have six or seven
who chance to be there." But they had taken care to let the commander
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:
Under the influence of my uncle's cigar, the vicar's mind had
soared beyond the limits of the district. "This Socialism," he
said, "seems making great headway."
My uncle shook his head. "We're too individualistic in this
country for that sort of nonsense," he said "Everybody's business
is nobody's business. That's where they go wrong."
"They have some intelligent people in their ranks, I am told,"
said the vicar, "writers and so forth. Quite a distinguished
playwright, my eldest daughter was telling me--I forget his name.
Milly, dear! Oh! she's not here. Painters, too, they have.