|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot:
slow-witted enemy with interest. By the time the Germans have
opened fire upon the point whence the British guns were
discharged, the latter have disappeared and are ready to let fly
from another point, some distance away, so that the hostile fire
is abortive. Mobility of such a character is decidedly unnerving
and baffling even to a quick-witted opponent.
In his search for hostile artillery the airman runs grave risks
and displays remarkable resource. It is invariably decided,
before he sets out, that he shall always return to a certain
altitude to communicate signals. Time after time the guns of the
enemy have been concealed so cunningly from aerial observation as
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Elixir of Life by Honore de Balzac:
human voices blended in one sentiment of love.
Te Deum laudamus!
The chant went up from the black masses of men and women kneeling
in the cathedral, like a sudden breaking out of light in
darkness, and the silence was shattered as by a peal of thunder.
The voices floated up with the clouds of incense that had begun
to cast thin bluish veils over the fanciful marvels of the
architecture, and the aisles were filled with splendor and
perfume and light and melody. Even at the moment when that music
of love and thanksgiving soared up to the altar, Don Juan, too
well bred not to express his acknowledgments, too witty not to
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
And in short, I was afraid.
And would it have been worth it, after all,
After the cups, the marmalade, the tea,
Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me,
Would it have been worth while,
To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
To have squeezed the universe into a ball
To roll it toward some overwhelming question,
To say: "I am Lazarus, come from the dead,