|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king:
Keep the obsequy so strict.
Let the priest in surplice white,
That defunctive music can,
Be the death-defying swan,
Lest the requiem lack his right.
And thou, treble-dated crow,
That thy sable gender mak'st
With the breath thou giv'st and tak'st,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft:
the midwife who had assisted at the birth of Salome.
She testified to the existence of certain peculiar
marks upon the body of the child, which were
found, exactly as described, by the surgeons who
were appointed by the Court to make an examina-
tion for the purpose.
There was no trace of African descent in
any feature of Salome Muller. She had long,
straight, black hair, hazel eyes, thin lips, and
a Roman nose. The complexion of her face and
neck was as dark as that of the darkest brunette.
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
He was a great fellow to invent gunpowder and fire-
arms and cannon; but when it came to using these
things to kill people, he was as tender-hearted as a
The Sagoth who had spoken was talking to other
Sagoths in his boat. Evidently they were holding a
council over the question of the wisdom of surrender-
"What will become of you if you don't surrender to
us?" I asked. "If we do not open up our batteries on
you again and kill you all, you will simply drift about