|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso:
Well might the spirit of Clorinda pass,
Like her it was, in armor and in weed,
In stature, beauty, countenance and face,
In looks, in speech, in gesture, and in pace.
And for the spirit should seem the same indeed,
From where she was whose show and shape it had,
Toward the wall it rode with feigned speed,
Where stood the people all dismayed and sad,
To see their knight of help have so great need,
And yet the law of arms all help forbad.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:
Oh, the bridge is falling into the water!
Not a bit. You are not accustomed to see water running below you
at ten miles an hour. Never mind that feeling. It will go off in
a few seconds. Look; the water is full six feet up the trunks of
the trees; over the grass and the king fern, and the tall purple
Oh! Here comes a tree dancing down!
And there are some turfs which have been cut on the mountain. And
there is a really sad sight. Look what comes now.
Why, they are sheep.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
Mistake me not; I speak but as I find.
Whence are you, sir? What may I call your name?
Petruchio is my name, Antonio's son;
A man well known throughout all Italy.
I know him well: you are welcome for his sake.
Saving your tale, Petruchio, I pray,
Let us, that are poor petitioners, speak too.
The Taming of the Shrew