|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Poems of Goethe, Bowring, Tr. by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
Swifter than the forms around
Are themselves now fleeting on!
Thank the merit in thy breast,
Thank the mould within thy heart,
That the Muses' favour blest
Ne'er will perish, ne'er depart.
[Composed for the merry party already mentioned, on the occasion
of the departure for France of the hereditary prince, who was one
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
necessity for professional life. My friendship and their mutual animosity were
the two things that linked them in any way together. While they were very
often at my place, they made it a fastidious point to avoid each other on such
visits, though it was inevitable, under the circumstances, that they should
come upon each other occasionally.
On the day I have in recollection, Paul Tichlorne had been mooning all morning
in my study over a current scientific review. This left me free to my own
affairs, and I was out among my roses when Lloyd Inwood arrived. Clipping and
pruning and tacking the climbers on the porch, with my mouth full of nails,
and Lloyd following me about and lending a hand now and again, we fell to
discussing the mythical race of invisible people, that strange and vagrant