|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Passion in the Desert by Honore de Balzac:
voice predicting woe.
But like an heir who does not long bewail a deceased relative, he tore
off from this beautiful tree the tall broad green leaves which are its
poetic adornment, and used them to mend the mat on which he was to
Fatigued by the heat and his work, he fell asleep under the red
curtains of his wet cave.
In the middle of the night his sleep was troubled by an extraordinary
noise; he sat up, and the deep silence around allowed him to
distinguish the alternative accents of a respiration whose savage
energy could not belong to a human creature.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
Under a windy knob.
After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now
History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors
And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions,
Guides us by vanities. Think now
She gives when our attention is distracted
And what she gives, gives with such supple confusions
That the giving famishes the craving. Gives too late
What's not believed in, or if still believed,
In memory only, reconsidered passion. Gives too soon
Into weak hands, what's thought can be dispensed with
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Heap O' Livin' by Edgar A. Guest:
You ought to be true for the sake of the folks
Who believe you are true.
You never should stoop to a deed that your
Think you wouldn't do.
If you're false to yourself, be the blemish but
You have injured your friends; you've been false
to them all.
For friendship, my boy, is a bond between men
A Heap O' Livin'