|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
To be shame's scorn and subject of mischance!
Surely, by all the glory you have won,
An if I fly, I am not Talbot's son;
Then talk no more of flight, it is no boot;
If son to Talbot, die at Talbot's foot.
Then follow thou thy desperate sire of Crete,
Thou Icarus; thy life to me is sweet:
If thou wilt fight, fight by thy father's side;
And, commendable proved, let 's die in pride.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Herland by Charlotte Gilman:
to our own padded armor and its starched borders I realized with
acute regret how comfortable were those Herland clothes.
We scanned that audience, looking for the three bright faces
we knew; but they were not to be seen. Just a multitude of girls:
quiet, eager, watchful, all eyes and ears to listen and learn.
We had been urged to give, as fully as we cared to, a sort of
synopsis of world history, in brief, and to answer questions.
"We are so utterly ignorant, you see," Moadine had
explained to us. "We know nothing but such science as we have
worked out for ourselves, just the brain work of one small half-
country; and you, we gather, have helped one another all over
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Passion in the Desert by Honore de Balzac:
put out her paws with energy, as if to stretch them and get rid of
cramp. At last she yawned, showing the formidable apparatus of her
teeth and pointed tongue, rough as a file.
"A regular petite maitresse," thought the Frenchman, seeing her roll
herself about so softly and coquettishly. She licked off the blood
which stained her paws and muzzle, and scratched her head with
reiterated gestures full of prettiness. "All right, make a little
toilet," the Frenchman said to himself, beginning to recover his
gaiety with his courage; "we'll say good morning to each other
presently;" and he seized the small, short dagger which he had taken
from the Maugrabins.