|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Confessio Amantis by John Gower:
Schew me thi seknesse everydiel."
"Ma dame, that can I do wel,
Be so my lif therto wol laste."
With that hir lok on me sche caste,
And seide: "In aunter if thou live,
Mi will is ferst that thou be schrive; 190
And natheles how that it is
I wot miself, bot for al this
Unto my prest, which comth anon,
I woll thou telle it on and on,
Bothe all thi thoght and al thi werk.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
he could not have been more struck of a heap. For no sooner had
he rubbed the glass with his thumb than with a noise like a clap
of thunder there instantly stood before him a great, big man,
dressed in clothes as red as a flame, and with eyes that shone
sparks of fire. It was the Genie of Good Luck. It nearly knocked
Jacob Stuck off his feet to see him there so suddenly.
"What will you have?" said the Genie. "I am the slave of good
luck. Whosoever holds that piece of crystal in his hand him must
I obey in whatsoever he may command."
"Do you mean that you are my servant and that I am your master?"
said Jacob Stuck.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Bab:A Sub-Deb, Mary Roberts Rinehart by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
neighbors aren't looking out."
He then sneazed twice and drew in the Emblem, while I stood at the
Salute. How far, how very far from the Plattsburg Manual, which
decrees that our flag be lowered to the inspiring music of the
Star-Spangled Banner, or to the bugel call, "To the Colors."
Such, indeed, is life.
LATER: Carter Brooks dropped in this evening. I was very cold to
him and said:
"Please pardon me if I do not talk much, as I am in low spirits."
"Low spirits on a holaday!" he exclaimed. "Well, we'll have to fix
that. How about a motor Picnic?"