|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:
On the Easter Monday the same party took an excursion
to Wingfield Manor. It was great excitement to Miriam to catch a
train at Sethley Bridge, amid all the bustle of the Bank Holiday crowd.
They left the train at Alfreton. Paul was interested in the
street and in the colliers with their dogs. Here was a new race
of miners. Miriam did not live till they came to the church.
They were all rather timid of entering, with their bags of food,
for fear of being turned out. Leonard, a comic, thin fellow,
went first; Paul, who would have died rather than be sent back,
went last. The place was decorated for Easter. In the font hundreds
of white narcissi seemed to be growing. The air was dim and coloured
Sons and Lovers
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Euthydemus by Plato:
Yes, friend, of that which I do not know.
Still you are not knowing, and you said just now that you were knowing; and
therefore you are and are not at the same time, and in reference to the
A pretty clatter, as men say, Euthydemus, this of yours! and will you
explain how I possess that knowledge for which we were seeking? Do you
mean to say that the same thing cannot be and also not be; and therefore,
since I know one thing, that I know all, for I cannot be knowing and not
knowing at the same time, and if I know all things, then I must have the
knowledge for which we are seeking--May I assume this to be your ingenious
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
missed last night, was only discovered late in the morning
under a furze bush at the Shooter's Hill side of Hampstead Heath,
which is perhaps, less frequented than the other parts.
It has the same tiny wound in the throat as has been noticed
in other cases. It was terribly weak, and looked quite emaciated.
It too, when partially restored, had the common story to tell
of being lured away by the "bloofer lady".
MINA HARKER'S JOURNAL
23 September.--Jonathan is better after a bad night.
I am so glad that he has plenty of work to do, for that keeps