|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain:
some people can't think of any but their own side of a case.
If he had known how deep I am in now, the will would have gone to pot
without waiting for a duel to help. Three hundred dollars!
It's a pile! But he'll never hear of it, I'm thankful to say.
The minute I've cleared it off, I'm safe; and I'll never touch
a card again. Anyway, I won't while he lives, I make oath to that.
I'm entering on my last reform--I know it--yes, and I'll win;
but after that, if I ever slip again I'm gone."
Tom Stares at Ruin
When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
he had occupied the whole foreshore of Apia bay and the opposite
point, Matautu. His men were thus drawn out along some three
nautical miles of irregular beach, everywhere with their backs to
the sea, and without means of communication or mutual support
except by water. The extension led to fresh sorrows. The Tamasese
men quartered themselves in the houses of the absent men of the
Vaimaunga. Disputes arose with English and Americans. Leary
interposed in a loud voice of menace. It was said the firm
profited by the confusion to buttress up imperfect land claims; I
am sure the other whites would not be far behind the firm.
Properties were fenced in, fences and houses were torn down,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
Single nature's double name
Neither two nor one was call'd.
Reason, in itself confounded,
Saw division grow together;
To themselves yet either-neither,
Simple were so well compounded.
That it cried how true a twain
Seemeth this concordant one!
Love hath reason, reason none
If what parts can so remain.
Whereupon it made this threne