|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
hundred and sixteen thousand pounds--it would be strange indeed
if he could find no way of influencing Michael. 'If I could only
guess his reason,' he repeated to himself; and by day, as he
walked in Branksome Woods, and by night, as he turned upon his
bed, and at meal-times, when he forgot to eat, and in the bathing
machine, when he forgot to dress himself, that problem was
constantly before him: Why had Michael refused?
At last, one night, he burst into his brother's room and woke
'What's all this?' asked John.
'Julia leaves this place tomorrow,' replied Morris. 'She must go
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Charmides by Plato:
heavier will also be lighter, and that which is older will also be younger:
and the same of other things; that which has a nature relative to self will
retain also the nature of its object: I mean to say, for example, that
hearing is, as we say, of sound or voice. Is that true?
Then if hearing hears itself, it must hear a voice; for there is no other
way of hearing.
And sight also, my excellent friend, if it sees itself must see a colour,
for sight cannot see that which has no colour.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Love and Friendship by Jane Austen:
would not die to haste such extacy! And when I am interred, may
the divine Henrietta bless some happier Youth with her affection,
May he be as tenderly attached to her as the hapless Musgrove and
while HE crumbles to dust, May they live an example of Felicity
in the Conjugal state!"
Did you ever hear any thing so pathetic? What a charming wish,
to be lain at my feet when he was dead! Oh! what an exalted mind
he must have to be capable of such a wish! Lady Scudamore went
"Ah! my dear Cousin replied I to him, such noble behaviour as
this, must melt the heart of any woman however obdurate it may
Love and Friendship