|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
MOST GRATEFUL SERVANT,
1 January, 1790
WRITTEN BY A YOUNG GENTLEMAN OF NEW-YORK,
AND SPOKEN BY MR. WIGNELL
EXULT, each patriot heart!--this night is shewn
A piece, which we may fairly call our own;
Where the proud titles of "My Lord! Your Grace!"
To humble Mr. and plain Sir give place.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
Button Bright now threw down the stick and with his
hands in his pockets wandered carelessly away.
"Now," said Glinda, "let the Glass Cat run and find
him. He is in that direction," pointing the way, "but
how far off I do not know. Make haste and lead him back
to us as quickly as you can."
The Glass Cat did not obey everyone's orders, but she
really feared the great Sorceress, so as soon as the
words were spoken the crystal animal darted away and
was quickly lost to sight.
The Wizard handed the mirror back to Glinda, for the
Glinda of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bucolics by Virgil:
"Daughter of Nereus, Galatea mine,
Sweeter than Hybla-thyme, more white than swans,
Fairer than ivy pale, soon as the steers
Shall from their pasture to the stalls repair,
If aught for Corydon thou carest, come."
"Now may I seem more bitter to your taste
Than herb Sardinian, rougher than the broom,
More worthless than strewn sea-weed, if to-day
Hath not a year out-lasted! Fie for shame!