|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dreams & Dust by Don Marquis:
Earth's bruised heart beat in the throbbing strings,
And joy still struggled through the threnody!
One stern Hour said unto my marvelings:
"Lo, I am Life; I bid thee follow me!"
The Hours passed by, the stumbling hours and
Uncertain, prone to tears and childish ire,--
The wavering hours that drift like any cloud
At whim of winds or fortunate or dire,--
The feeble shapes that any chance expells;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Night and Day by Virginia Woolf:
"Very well. Leave me and go home."
Rodney looked back over his shoulder and perceived that they were
being followed at a short distance by a taxicab, which evidently
awaited his summons. Katharine saw it, too, and exclaimed:
"Don't call that cab for me, William. I shall walk."
"Nonsense, Katharine; you'll do nothing of the kind. It's nearly
twelve o'clock, and we've walked too far as it is."
Katharine laughed and walked on so quickly that both Rodney and the
taxicab had to increase their pace to keep up with her.
"Now, William," she said, "if people see me racing along the
Embankment like this they WILL talk. You had far better say
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
3 Agni I sing, the guest you love most dearly: the Conqueror
our lauds is friendly-minded.
That he may be our Varuna rich in glory and send food like
praised by the godly.
4 To you I seek with reverence, Night and Morning, like a cow
milk, with hope to conquer,
Preparing on a common day the praise. song with milk of various
The Rig Veda