|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Memorabilia by Xenophon:
soul of beauty in his lover and makes that man his friend, we regard
his choice as sensible. So is it with wisdom; he who sells it for
money to the first bidder we name a sophist, as though one should
say a man who prostitutes his wisdom; but if the same man, discerning
the noble nature of another, shall teach that other every good thing,
and make him his friend, of such a one we say he does that which it is
the duty of every good citizen of gentle soul to do. In accordance
with this theory, I too, Antiphon, having my tastes, even as another
finds pleasure in his horse and his hounds, and another in his
fighting cocks, so I too take my pleasure in good friends; and if I
have any good thing myself I teach it them, or I commend them to
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
many as gnats by the water; they bite us while we sleep, but when
we wake up we forget them. Also it is foolishness to say that
one man can send a dream to another."
"Then your messenger lied, Zikali, especially as she added that
she brought it."
"Of course she lied, Macumazahn. Is she not my pupil whom I have
trained from a child? Moreover, she lied well, it would seem,
who guessed what sort of a dream you would have when you thought
of turning your steps to Zululand."
"Why do you play at sticks (i.e. fence) with me, Zikali, seeing
that neither of us are children?"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Herodias by Gustave Flaubert:
the manager of the salt mines, and a Jew from Babylon, commanding his
troops of horse. As the tetrarch approached the group, he was greeted
with respectful enthusiasm. Acknowledging the acclamations with a
grave salute, he entered the castle.
As he proceeded along one of the corridors, Phanuel suddenly sprang
from a corner and intercepted him.
"What! Art thou still here?" said the tetrarch in displeasure. "Thou
seekest Iaokanann, no doubt."
"And thyself, my lord. I have something of great importance to tell
At a sign from Antipas, the Essene followed him into a somewhat dark