|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:
to the chains, aiding himself by the brakes and edges of the sashes,
creeping from one car to another with marvellous skill,
and thus gaining the forward end of the train.
There, suspended by one hand between the baggage-car and the tender,
with the other he loosened the safety chains; but, owing to the traction,
he would never have succeeded in unscrewing the yoking-bar,
had not a violent concussion jolted this bar out. The train,
now detached from the engine, remained a little behind,
whilst the locomotive rushed forward with increased speed.
Carried on by the force already acquired, the train still moved
for several minutes; but the brakes were worked and at last they stopped,
Around the World in 80 Days
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King James Bible:
man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
LUK 9:58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the
air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
LUK 9:59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer
me first to go and bury my father.
LUK 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou
and preach the kingdom of God.
LUK 9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me
first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
LUK 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the
plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
King James Bible
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bucolics by Virgil:
With waving corn-crops shall to golden grow,
From the wild briar shall hang the blushing grape,
And stubborn oaks sweat honey-dew. Nathless
Yet shall there lurk within of ancient wrong
Some traces, bidding tempt the deep with ships,
Gird towns with walls, with furrows cleave the earth.
Therewith a second Tiphys shall there be,
Her hero-freight a second Argo bear;
New wars too shall arise, and once again
Some great Achilles to some Troy be sent.
Then, when the mellowing years have made thee man,