|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:
"Why have you been avoiding me since we came back from the
stockade?" she asked in a deadened voice.
"There is nothing to tell you till Rajah Hassim and his sister
Immada return with some news," Lingard answered in the same tone.
"Has my friend succeeded? Will Belarab listen to any arguments?
Will he consent to come out of his shell? Is he on his way back?
I wish I knew! . . . Not a whisper comes from there! He may have
started two days ago and he may be now near the outskirts of the
Settlement. Or he may have gone into camp half way down, from
some whim or other; or he may be already arrived for all I know.
We should not have seen him. The road from the hills does not
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Straight Deal by Owen Wister:
What did England do in the war, anyhow?
Through four frightful years she fought with splendor, she suffered with
splendor, she held on with splendor. The second battle of Ypres is but
one drop in the sea of her epic courage; yet it would fill full a canto
of a poem. So spent was Britain's single line, so worn and thin, that
after all the men available were brought, gaps remained. No more
ammunition was coming to these men, the last rounds had been served. Wet
through, heavy with mud, they were shelled for three days to prevent
sleep. Many came at last to sleep standing; and being jogged awake when
officers of the line passed down the trenches, would salute and instantly
be asleep again. On the fourth day, with the Kaiser come to watch them
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.:
to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children. Now is
the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial
injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the
moment and to underestimate the determination of the Negro. This
sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not
pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and
equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning.
Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will
now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns
to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility