|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson:
kill him, they fight, he is wounded, and the Master plays
DEUS EX MACHINA. I THINK just now of calling it THE TAIL OF
THE RACE; no - heavens! I never saw till this moment - but
of course nobody but myself would ever understand Mill-Race,
they would think of a quarter-mile. So - I am nameless
again. My melancholy young man is to be quite a Romeo. Yes,
I'll name the book from him: DYCE OF YTHAN - pronounce
Dyce of Ythan
by R. L. S.
O, Shovel - Shovel waits his turn, he and his ancestors. I
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:
for these would of course be parts of it.
But then, again, a beginning and an end are the limits of everything?
Then the one, having neither beginning nor end, is unlimited?
And therefore formless; for it cannot partake either of round or straight.
Why, because the round is that of which all the extreme points are
equidistant from the centre?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from St. Ives by Robert Louis Stevenson:
is, what next? What are we to do at Aylesbury? or, more
particularly, what are you? Thence, I go on a journey. Are you to
He gave a little chuckle. 'That's all settled already, Mr. Anne,
sir,' he replied. 'Why, I've got my things here in the valise - a
half a dozen shirts and what not; I'm all ready, sir: just you lead
on: YOU'LL see.'
'The devil you have!' said I. 'You made pretty sure of your
'If you please, sir,' said Rowley.
He looked up at me, in the light of the lantern, with a boyish