|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Alcibiades II by Platonic Imitator:
better for them.
SOCRATES: And surely he has a wondrous care for you.
ALCIBIADES: It seems to be altogether advisable to put off the sacrifice
until he is found.
SOCRATES: You are right: that will be safer than running such a
ALCIBIADES: But how shall we manage, Socrates?--At any rate I will set
this crown of mine upon your head, as you have given me such excellent
advice, and to the Gods we will offer crowns and perform the other
customary rites when I see that day approaching: nor will it be long
hence, if they so will.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
LE JEUNE SYRIEN. Princesse, il vaudrait mieux retourner.
Permettez-moi de vous reconduire.
SALOME. Le prophete . . . est-ce un vieillard?
PREMIER SOLDAT. Non, princesse, c'est un tout jeune homme.
SECOND SOLDAT. On ne le sait pas. Il y en a qui disent que c'est
SALOME. Qui est Elie?
SECOND SOLDAT. Un tres ancien prophete de ce pays, princesse.
UN ESCLAVE. Quelle reponse dois-je donner au tetrarque de la part
de la princesse?
LA VOIX D'IOKANAAN. Ne te rejouis point, terre de Palestine, parce
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft:
to one of the banks, to get money to speculate in
cotton. This we knew nothing of at the moment;
but time rolled on, the money became due, my
master was unable to meet his payments; so the
bank had us placed upon the auction stand and
sold to the highest bidder.
My poor sister was sold first: she was knocked
down to a planter who resided at some distance
in the country. Then I was called upon the stand.
While the auctioneer was crying the bids, I saw
the man that had purchased my sister getting her
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom