|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln:
November 22, 1993, on the day of the 30th anniversary
of his assassination.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, given November 19, 1863
on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth
upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and
dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether
that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. . .
can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
If you girls can't have a beau yourselves, you be-
grudge one to me. I never saw such a house as this
for a man to come courting in."
"I will stay," said Eliza, and this time her voice
was wholly firm. "There is no use in my going,
anyway, for the others are coming back."
It was true. Back flitted Jane and Susan, and by
that time Tom Reed had reached the gate, and his cigar
was going out in a shower of sparks on the gravel
walk, and all four sisters were greeting him and
urging upon his acceptance the fifth chair. Annie,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Danny's Own Story by Don Marquis:
I would get wilder and rattle my chains and
shake the bars and make jumps at the crowd
and carry on, and make believe I was too mad
to eat the pieces of raw meat Watty throwed into
Watty had a snake-charmer woman, with an
awful long, bony kind of neck, working fur him,
and another feller that was her husband and eat
glass. The show opened up with them two doing
what they said was a comic turn. Then the fat
lady come on. Whilst everybody was admiring