|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from United States Declaration of Independence:
the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and
usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce
them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw
off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now
the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated
injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment
of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts
be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary
United States Declaration of Independence
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
also not forget that it may (and indeed must) have stood
as an allegory of TRIBAL dismemberment and reconciliation--
the tribe, conceived of as a divinity, having thus suffered
and died through the inbreak of sin and the self-motive, and
risen again into wholeness by the redemption of
love and sacrifice. Whatever view the rank and file of the
tribe may have taken of the matter, I think it is incontestable
that the more thoughtful regarded these rites as full of
mystic and spiritual meaning. It is of the nature, as
I have said before, of these early symbols and ceremonies
that they held so many meanings in solution; and it is
Pagan and Christian Creeds
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Snow Image by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
"Well," said the stranger, "we will neither use force to bring
you back to the village, nor will we betray you to the elders.
But sit you here awhile, and when you have heard what we shall
tell you of the world which we have left, and into which you are
going, perhaps you will turn back with us of your own accord.
What say you?" added he, turning to his companions. "We have
travelled thus far without becoming known to each other. Shall we
tell our stories, here by this pleasant spring, for our own
pastime, and the benefit of these misguided young lovers?"
In accordance with this proposal, the whole party stationed
themselves round the stone cistern; the two children, being very
The Snow Image