|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
These words broke from Morgan, who had intermitted his embrace, in
a key which made Pemberton turn quickly to him and see that he had
suddenly seated himself, was breathing in great pain, and was very
"NOW do you say he's not in a state, my precious pet?" shouted his
mother, dropping on her knees before him with clasped hands, but
touching him no more than if he had been a gilded idol. "It will
pass - it's only for an instant; but don't say such dreadful
"I'm all right - all right," Morgan panted to Pemberton, whom he
sat looking up at with a strange smile, his hands resting on either
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
Herald sad and trumpet be,
To whose sound chaste wings obey.
But thou, shrieking harbinger,
Foul pre-currer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thou not near.
From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king:
Keep the obsequy so strict.
Let the priest in surplice white,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Just Folks by Edgar A. Guest:
The house is like a druggist's shop;
Strong odors fill the hall,
And day and night we hear him groan,
Since father played baseball.
He's forty past, but he declared
That he was young as ever;
And in his youth, he said, he was
A baseball player clever.
So when the business men arranged
A game, they came to call
On dad and asked him if he thought