|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lysis by Plato:
And is health a friend, or not a friend?
And disease is an enemy?
Then that which is neither good nor evil is the friend of the good because
of the evil and hateful, and for the sake of the good and the friend?
Then the friend is a friend for the sake of the friend, and because of the
That is to be inferred.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad:
been turning about the bedroom on noiseless pads like a bear in a
cage. At the sound of his wife's voice he stopped and stared at
her with a somnambulistic, expressionless gaze so long that Mrs
Verloc moved her limbs slightly under the bed-clothes. But she did
not move her black head sunk in the white pillow one hand under her
cheek and the big, dark, unwinking eyes.
Under her husband's expressionless stare, and remembering her
mother's empty room across the landing, she felt an acute pang of
loneliness. She had never been parted from her mother before.
They had stood by each other. She felt that they had, and she said
to herself that now mother was gone - gone for good. Mrs Verloc
The Secret Agent
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
It took but a moment to loosen this and raise the
cover, when, to my utter astonishment, I discovered
an ordinary telegraph instrument clicking away within.
"What in the world," thought I, "is this thing doing here?"
That it was a French military instrument was my
first guess; but really there didn't seem much likelihood
that this was the correct explanation, when one took
into account the loneliness and remoteness of the spot.
As I sat gazing at my remarkable find, which was tick-
ing and clicking away there in the silence of the desert
night, trying to convey some message which I was