|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
no son, and his parents inherit, then let his mother have a third, and
if he have brethren, let his mother have a sixth after payment of
the bequest he bequeaths and of his debt.
Your parents or your children, ye know not which of them is
nearest to you in usefulness:- an ordinance this from God; verily, God
is knowing and wise! And ye shall have half of what your wives
leave, if they have no son; but if they have a son, then ye shall have
a fourth of what they leave, after payment of the bequests they
bequeath or of their debts. And they shall have a fourth of what ye
leave, if ye have no son; but if ye have a son, then let them have
an eighth of what ye leave, after payment of the bequest ye bequeath
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Heap O' Livin' by Edgar A. Guest:
Just as they always used to do.
They whisper to me in the dark
Kind words of counsel and of cheer;
When hope has flickered to a spark
I feel their gentle spirits near.
And Oh! because of them I strive
With all the strength that I can call
To keep their friendship still alive
And to be worthy of them all.
Death does not end our friendships true;
We all are debtors to the dead;
A Heap O' Livin'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
place), Sir John Chichester of Ralegh, followed in single file,
after the good old patriarchal fashion, by his eight daughters, and
three of his five famous sons (one, to avenge his murdered brother,
is fighting valiantly in Ireland, hereafter to rule there wisely
also, as Lord Deputy and Baron of Belfast); and he meets at the
gate his cousin of Arlington, and behind him a train of four
daughters and nineteen sons, the last of whom has not yet passed
the town-hall, while the first is at the Lychgate, who, laughing,
make way for the elder though shorter branch of that most fruitful
tree; and so on into the church, where all are placed according to
their degrees, or at least as near as may be, not without a few