|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:
which I must provide my workfolk. Well, then, I see to it that
these are not all alike in make; but some will be of better, some
of less good quality: my object being that these articles for use
shall vary with the service of the wearer; the worse man will receive
the worse things as a gift, the better man the better as a mark of
honour. For I ask you, Socrates, how can the good avoid despondency
seeing that the work is wrought by their own hands alone, in spite of
which these villains who will neither labour nor face danger when
occasion calls are to receive an equal guerdon with themselves? And
just as I cannot bring myself in any sort of way to look upon the
better sort as worthy to receive no greater honour than the baser, so,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Man against the Sky by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
The shine of his one victory.
The roses, faded and gone by,
Left ruin where they once had reigned;
But on the wreck, as on old shells,
The color of the rose remained.
His fictive merchandise I bought
For him to keep and show again,
Then led him slowly from the crush
Of his cold-shouldered fellow men.
"And so, Llewellyn," I began --
"Not so," he said; "not so, at all:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn,
and mocked them.
CH2 30:11 Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun
humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
CH2 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to
do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the
CH2 30:13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the
feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great
CH2 30:14 And they arose and took away the altars that were in
King James Bible