|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
With clutching fingers and wide opened jaws he came down
upon the waiting Korak with the speed of an express train.
Korak did not move until the great arms swung to embrace him,
then he dropped low beneath them, swung a terrific right to the
side of the beast's jaw as he side-stepped his rushing body, and
swinging quickly about stood ready over the fallen ape where
he sprawled upon the ground.
It was a surprised anthropoid that attempted to scramble to
its feet. Froth flecked its hideous lips. Red were the little eyes.
Blood curdling roars tumbled from the deep chest. But it did
not reach its feet. The Killer stood waiting above it, and the
The Son of Tarzan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:
with it. She had the most beautiful body he had ever imagined.
He stood unable to move or speak, looking at her, his face half-smiling
with wonder. And then he wanted her, but as he went forward to her,
her hands lifted in a little pleading movement, and he looked
at her face, and stopped. Her big brown eyes were watching him,
still and resigned and loving; she lay as if she had given herself up
to sacrifice: there was her body for him; but the look at the back
of her eyes, like a creature awaiting immolation, arrested him,
and all his blood fell back.
"You are sure you want me?" he asked, as if a cold shadow
had come over him.
Sons and Lovers
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Charmides by Plato:
itself, how does the knowledge of what we know imply the knowledge of what
we do not know? Besides, knowledge is an abstraction only, and will not
inform us of any particular subject, such as medicine, building, and the
like. It may tell us that we or other men know something, but can never
tell us what we know.
Admitting that there is a knowledge of what we know and of what we do not
know, which would supply a rule and measure of all things, still there
would be no good in this; and the knowledge which temperance gives must be
of a kind which will do us good; for temperance is a good. But this
universal knowledge does not tend to our happiness and good: the only kind
of knowledge which brings happiness is the knowledge of good and evil. To