|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad:
all the children. For years I remained so delicate that my
parents had but little hope of bringing me up; and yet I have
survived five brothers and two sisters, and many of my
contemporaries; I have outlived my wife and daughter, too--and
from all those who have had some knowledge at least of these old
times you alone are left. It has been my lot to lay in an early
grave many honest hearts, many brilliant promises, many hopes
full of life."
He got up briskly, sighed, and left me saying, "We will dine in
half an hour."
Without moving, I listened to his quick steps resounding on the
A Personal Record
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
homage which he loveth.
5 How, and what bond of friendship with a mortal hath the God
as this morn is breaking?
How, and what love hath he for those who love him, who have
in him their firm affection?
6 Is then thy friendship with thy friends most mighty? Thy
with us, -when may we tell it?
The Rig Veda
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Lamentable Tragedy of Locrine and Mucedorus by William Shakespeare:
For thee to trample and to trace upon,
And I will teach thee how to kill the deer,
To chase the hart and how to rouse the roe,
If thou wilt live to love and honour me.
[Aside.] You may, for who but you?
An hour ago I looked for such a guest.
Be merry, wench, we'll have a frolic feast: