|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Plutarch's Lives by A. H. Clough:
supremacy, married two wives together, one named Doris, of
Locri, the other, Aristomache, a native of Sicily, and daughter
of Hipparinus, a man of the first quality in Syracuse, and
colleague with Dionysius when he was first chosen general with
unlimited powers for the war. It is said he married them both
in one day, and no one ever knew which of the two he first made
his wife; and ever after he divided his kindness equally between
them, both accompanying him together at his table, and in his
bed by turns. Indeed, the Syracusans were urgent that their own
countrywoman might be preferred before the stranger; but Doris,
to compensate for her foreign extraction; had the good fortune
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker:
ground for you. That is the spire of Salisbury Cathedral, and when
we leave that we shall be getting close to the old Roman county, and
you will naturally want your eyes. So we shall shortly have to keep
our minds on old Mercia. However, you need not be disappointed. My
old friend, Sir Nathaniel de Salis, who, like myself, is a free-
holder near Castra Regis--his estate, Doom Tower, is over the border
of Derbyshire, on the Peak--is coming to stay with me for the
festivities to welcome Edgar Caswall. He is just the sort of man
you will like. He is devoted to history, and is President of the
Mercian Archaeological Society. He knows more of our own part of
the country, with its history and its people, than anyone else. I
Lair of the White Worm
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln:
to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember,
what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished
work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining
before us. . .that from these honored dead we take increased devotion
to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. . .
that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. . .
that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. . .
and that government of the people. . .by the people. . .for the people. . .
shall not perish from this earth.