|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
I had been quite sure that they would not venture beyond the
room in which I had discovered them, though I had not guessed at
what deterred them. The simple fact that we had found no reptiles
in the corridor through which we had just come was sufficient
assurance that they did not venture there.
I drew Woola out of harm's way, and then began a careful survey
of as much of the Chamber of Reptiles as I could see from where
I stood. As my eyes became accustomed to the dim light of its
interior I gradually made out a low gallery at the far end of
The Warlord of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Bucolics by Virgil:
Then sang he of the stones by Pyrrha cast,
Of Saturn's reign, and of Prometheus' theft,
And the Caucasian birds, and told withal
Nigh to what fountain by his comrades left
The mariners cried on Hylas till the shore
"Then Re-echoed "Hylas, Hylas! soothed
Pasiphae with the love of her white bull-
Happy if cattle-kind had never been!-
O ill-starred maid, what frenzy caught thy soul
The daughters too of Proetus filled the fields
With their feigned lowings, yet no one of them
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
. . They had forgotten how they came into the land . . . When
I was a child I believed that my father's garden had been
there for ever. . . .
"This is very like trying to remember some game one played
when one was a child. It is like coming on something that one
built up with bricks and stones in some forgotten part of the
garden. . . . "
"The life we lived here," said the doctor, has left its
traces in traditions, in mental predispositions, in still
unanalyzed fundamental ideas."
"Archaeology is very like remembering," said Sir Richmond.