|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Theaetetus by Plato:
SOCRATES: Then, if we argue from the letters and syllables which we know
to other simples and compounds, we shall say that the letters or simple
elements as a class are much more certainly known than the syllables, and
much more indispensable to a perfect knowledge of any subject; and if some
one says that the syllable is known and the letter unknown, we shall
consider that either intentionally or unintentionally he is talking
SOCRATES: And there might be given other proofs of this belief, if I am
not mistaken. But do not let us in looking for them lose sight of the
question before us, which is the meaning of the statement, that right
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle:
gold to whosoever shall serve the warrant upon Robin Hood;
though little good will it do."
"Then I will go with thee, lad. Do but wait till I get my bag and hammer,
and my cudgel. Ay, let' me but meet this same Robin Hood, and let me
see whether he will not mind the King's warrant." So, after having paid
their score, the messenger, with the Tinker striding beside his nag,
started back to Nottingham again.
One bright morning soon after this time, Robin Hood started
off to Nottingham Town to find what was a-doing there,
walking merrily along the roadside where the grass was sweet
with daisies, his eyes wandering and his thoughts also.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"Well, it's all over now" said Tip, encouragingly. "Now, Jack, be sure to
hold fast to this post and then you can't fall off and get smashed."
So Jack held on tight, and Tip said to the horse:
The obedient creature at once walked forward, rocking from side to side as
he raised his feet from the ground.
Tip walked beside the Saw-Horse, quite content with this addition to their
party. Presently he began to whistle.
"What does that sound mean?" asked the horse.
"Don't pay any attention to it," said Tip. "I'm just whistling, and that
The Marvelous Land of Oz