|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
But he's deceiv'd; we are in readiness.
This cheers my heart, to see your forwardness.
Here pitch our battle; hence we will not budge.
[Flourish and march. Enter KING EDWARD, CLARENCE,
GLOSTER, and Forces.]
Brave followers, yonder stands the thorny wood
Which, by the heaven's assistance and your strength,
Must by the roots be hewn up yet ere night.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Collection of Antiquities by Honore de Balzac:
Note: The Old Maid is a companion piece to The Collection of
Antiquities. In other Addendum appearances they are combined under the
title of The Jealousies of a Country Town.
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris
Scenes from a Courtesan's Life
Another Study of Woman
The Secrets of a Princess
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dreams by Olive Schreiner:
crown, I thought a faint light fell from my forehead also.
God said, "Do you not hear the singing in the gardens?"
I said, "No, I hear nothing; I see only the crown." And I was dumb with
longing; I forgot all the flowers of the lower Heaven and the singing
there. And I ran forward, and threw my mantle on the earth and bent to
seize one of the mighty tools which lay there. I could not lift it from
God said, "Where hast THOU earned the strength to raise it? Take up thy
And I took up my mantle and followed where God called me; but I looked
back, and I saw the crown burning, my crown that I had loved.