|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Two Poets by Honore de Balzac:
squeeze of the hand drew down all the thunders of the Charente upon
David had brought a little secret hoard back with him from Paris, and
it was this sum that he set aside for the expenses of his marriage and
for the building of the second floor in his father's house. His
father's house it was; but, after all, was he not working for himself?
It would all be his again some day, and his father was sixty-eight
years old. So David build a timbered second story for Lucien, so as
not to put too great a strain on the old rifted house-walls. He took
pleasure in making the rooms where the fair Eve was to spend her life
as brave as might be.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare:
They wither in their prime, prove nothing worth;
The colt that's back'd and burden'd being young
Loseth his pride, and never waxeth strong. 420
'You hurt my hand with wringing Iet us part,
And leave this idle theme, this bootless chat:
Remove your siege from my unyielding heart;
To love's alarms it will not ope the gate: 424
Dismiss your vows, your feigned tears, your flattery;
For where a heart is hard they make no battery.'
'What! canst thou talk?' quoth she, 'hast thou a tongue?
O! would thou hadst not, or I had no hearing; 428
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
they were timid asses fleeing from a lion?
Nay, every man of them wished that he might have given him books
Nay, but they did not fear the hereafter!
Nay, it is a memorial! and let him who will remember it; but none
will remember it except God please. He is most worthy of fear; and
he is most worthy to forgive!
THE CHAPTER OF THE RESURRECTION
IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
I need not swear by the resurrection day!