|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling:
room and treated that in the same way. I went off to a village and
borrowed two big hoes--I did not want the villagers to help--while
the Major arranged--the other matters. It took us four hours' hard
work to make the grave. As we worked, we argued out whether it was
right to say as much as we remembered of the Burial of the Dead.
We compromised things by saying the Lord's Prayer with a private
unofficial prayer for the peace of the soul of The Boy. Then we
filled in the grave and went into the verandah--not the house--to
lie down to sleep. We were dead-tired.
When we woke the Major said, wearily: "We can't go back till to-
morrow. We must give him a decent time to die in. He died early
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
"We haven't too much time to waste."
He obeyed. They resumed their interrupted flight, this time over the
mountains, and in full sunlight. Maskull settled down again to his
thoughts. The peculiar atmosphere of the country continued to soak
into his brain. His will became so restless and uneasy that merely
to sit there in inactivity was a torture. He could scarcely endure
not to be doing something.
"How secretive you are, Maskull!" said Oceaxe quietly, without
turning her head.
"What secrets - what do you mean?"
"Oh, I know perfectly well what's passing inside you. Now I think it
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Paradise Lost by John Milton:
And saw that it was good; and said, Let the Earth
Put forth the verdant grass, herb yielding seed,
And fruit-tree yielding fruit after her kind,
Whose seed is in herself upon the Earth.
He scarce had said, when the bare Earth, till then
Desart and bare, unsightly, unadorned,
Brought forth the tender grass, whose verdure clad
Her universal face with pleasant green;
Then herbs of every leaf, that sudden flowered
Opening their various colours, and made gay
Her bosom, smelling sweet: and, these scarce blown,