|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Father Damien by Robert Louis Stevenson:
B. "After Ragsdale's death" [Ragsdale was a famous Luna, or
overseer, of the unruly settlement] "there followed a brief term of
office by Father Damien which served only to publish the weakness
of that noble man. He was rough in his ways, and he had no
control. Authority was relaxed; Damien's life was threatened, and
he was soon eager to resign."
C. "Of Damien I begin to have an idea. He seems to have been a
man of the peasant class, certainly of the peasant type: shrewd,
ignorant and bigoted, yet with an open mind, and capable of
receiving and digesting a reproof if it were bluntly administered;
superbly generous in the least thing as well as in the greatest,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
the window. You are to remember that she could not see your feet,"
says she, with the manner of one reassuring me.
"O!" cried I, "leave my feet be - they are no bigger than my
"They are even smaller than some," said she, "but I speak in parables
like a Hebrew prophet."
"I marvel little they were sometimes stoned!" says I. "But, you
miserable girl, how could you do it? Why should you care to tantalise
me with a moment?"
"Love is like folk," says she; "it needs some kind of vivers."
"Oh, Barbara, let me see her properly!" I pleaded. "YOU can - you see
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
To see how God in all His creatures works!
Yea, man and birds are fain of climbing high.
No marvel, an it like your majesty,
My lord protector's hawks do tower so well;
They know their master loves to be aloft,
And bears his thoughts above his falcon's pitch.
My lord, 't is but a base ignoble mind
That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.