|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Emma McChesney & Co. by Edna Ferber:
so surprising. A demon of restlessness seized Emma McChesney
Buck. It had been a busy, happy winter, filled with work. Now
that it was finished, there came upon Emma and Buck that
unconscious and quite natural irritation which follows a long
winter spent together by two people, no matter how much in
harmony. Emma pulled herself up now and then, horrified to find
a rasping note of impatience in her voice. Buck found himself,
once or twice, fairly caught in a little whirlpool of ill temper
of his own making. These conditions they discovered almost
simultaneously. And like the comrades they were, they talked it
over and came to a sensible understanding.
Emma McChesney & Co.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
"Well, I'm sorry you want to attack one of our institutions,"
he said, smiling. "But I guess you had better enjoy yourself FIRST!"
"I'm certainly rather afraid I can't work in this weather,"
the young barrister confessed.
"Leave that to the natives," said Mr. Westgate.
"Leave the Tennessee Central to me, Mr. Beaumont.
Some day we'll talk it over, and I guess I can make it square.
But I didn't know you Englishmen ever did any work,
in the upper classes."
"Oh, we do a lot of work; don't we, Lambeth?" asked Percy Beaumont.
"I must certainly be at home by the 19th of September,"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Aesop's Fables by Aesop:
A Lion had come to the end of his days and lay sick unto death
at the mouth of his cave, gasping for breath. The animals, his
subjects, came round him and drew nearer as he grew more and more
helpless. When they saw him on the point of death they thought to
themselves: "Now is the time to pay off old grudges." So the Boar
came up and drove at him with his tusks; then a Bull gored him
with his horns; still the Lion lay helpless before them: so the
Ass, feeling quite safe from danger, came up, and turning his tail
to the Lion kicked up his heels into his face. "This is a double
death," growled the Lion.
Only cowards insult dying majesty.