|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Just Folks by Edgar A. Guest:
As living tributes let us go.
No wreath of rose or immortelles
Or spoken word or tolling bells
Will do to-day, unless we give
Our pledge that liberty shall live.
Our hearts must be the roses red
We place above our hero dead;
To-day beside their graves we must
Renew allegiance to their trust;
Must bare our heads and humbly say
We hold the Flag as dear as they,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Becker declares that every reparation was offered. Scanlon takes a
pride to recapitulate the leases and the situations he refused, and
the long interviews in which he was tempted and plied with drink by
Becker or Beckmann of the firm. No doubt, in short, that he was
offered reparation in reason and out of reason, and, being
thoroughly primed, refused it all. Meantime some answer must be
made to Leary; and Fritze repeated on the 8th his oft-repeated
assurances that he was not authorised to deal with politics. The
same day Leary retorted: "The question is not one of diplomacy nor
of politics. It is strictly one of military jurisdiction and
responsibility. Under the shadow of the German fort at Mulinuu,"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from God The Invisible King by H. G. Wells:
watched, for whatever is organised can be "captured" and misused.
Repentance, moreover, is the beginning and essential of the
religious life, and organisations (acting through their secretaries
and officials) never repent. God deals only with the individual for
the individual's surrender. He takes no cognisance of committees.
Those who are most alive to the realities of living religion are
most mistrustful of this congregating tendency. To gather together
is to purchase a benefit at the price of a greater loss, to
strengthen one's sense of brotherhood by excluding the majority of
mankind. Before you know where you are you will have exchanged the
spirit of God for ESPRIT DE CORPS. You will have reinvented the