|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
My feelings, always sure that you feel,
Sure that across the gulf you reach your hand.
You are invulnerable, you have no Achilles' heel.
You will go on, and when you have prevailed
You can say: at this point many a one has failed.
But what have I, but what have I, my friend,
To give you, what can you receive from me?
Only the friendship and the sympathy
Of one about to reach her journey's end.
I shall sit here, serving tea to friends...."
I take my hat: how can I make a cowardly amends
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Redheaded Outfield by Zane Grey:
from his big brow and nervously toed the rubber.
I noted that he seemed to forget the runners on
bases and delivered the ball without glancing at
either bag. Of course this resulted in a double
steal. The ball went wild--almost a wild pitch.
``Steady up, old man,'' called Gregg between
the yells of the bleachers. He held his mitt square
over the plate for the Rube to pitch to. Again
the long twirler took his swing, and again the
ball went wild. Clancy had the Rube in the hole
now and the situation began to grow serious.
The Redheaded Outfield
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
at the highest pitch to which indignation could raise it, "Undo
the door, sir, I command you!--undo the door!--I will have no
other reply!" she continued, drowning with her vehement accents
the low and muttered sounds which Varney was heard to utter
betwixt whiles. "What ho! without there!" she persisted,
accompanying her words with shrieks, "Janet, alarm the house!--
Foster, break open the door--I am detained here by a traitor!
Use axe and lever, Master Foster--I will be your warrant!"
"It shall not need, madam," Varney was at length distinctly heard
to say. "If you please to expose my lord's important concerns
and your own to the general ear, I will not be your hindrance."