|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Across The Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson:
hand, once in his - and these in their due order, the least
dramatic first. The more I think of it, the more I am moved to
press upon the world my question: Who are the Little People? They
are near connections of the dreamer's, beyond doubt; they share in
his financial worries and have an eye to the bank-book; they share
plainly in his training; they have plainly learned like him to
build the scheme of a considerate story and to arrange emotion in
progressive order; only I think they have more talent; and one
thing is beyond doubt, they can tell him a story piece by piece,
like a serial, and keep him all the while in ignorance of where
they aim. Who are they, then? and who is the dreamer?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:
altogether ruin yourself. On Saturday, the 9th of July, we will
be with you at Kenilworth. We pray you to forget none of our
appointed guests and suitors, and in especial this light-o'-love,
Amy Robsart. We would wish to see the woman who could postpone
yonder poetical gentleman, Master Tressilian, to your man,
Richard Varney.'--Now, Varney, ply thine invention, whose forge
hath availed us so often for sure as my name is Dudley, the
danger menaced by my horoscope is now darkening around me."
"Can my lady be by no means persuaded to bear for a brief space
the obscure character which circumstances impose on her?" Said
Varney after some hesitation.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Symposium by Plato:
any one disagree of those whom I see around me. The proposal, as I am
aware, may seem rather hard upon us whose place is last; but we shall be
contented if we hear some good speeches first. Let Phaedrus begin the
praise of Love, and good luck to him. All the company expressed their
assent, and desired him to do as Socrates bade him.
Aristodemus did not recollect all that was said, nor do I recollect all
that he related to me; but I will tell you what I thought most worthy of
remembrance, and what the chief speakers said.
Phaedrus began by affirming that Love is a mighty god, and wonderful among
gods and men, but especially wonderful in his birth. For he is the eldest
of the gods, which is an honour to him; and a proof of his claim to this