|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Heap O' Livin' by Edgar A. Guest:
selfish, heedless, blind,
Yet with love alone to guide her she was never
Vain are all our tributes to her if in words
alone they dwell.
We must live the praises due her; there's no
other way to tell
Gentle mother that we love her. Would you say,
as you recall
All the patient service of her, you've been
worthy of it all?
A Heap O' Livin'
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
phallos-bearer, to be torn to pieces when his service was performed.
She felt the force of the Bacchae in her limbs and her body, the woman
gleaming and rapid, beating down the male; but while she felt this, her
heart was heavy. She did not want it, it was known and barren,
birthless; the adoration was her treasure.
It was so fathomless, so soft, so deep and so unknown. No, no, she
would give up her hard bright female power; she was weary of it,
stiffened with it; she would sink in the new bath of life, in the
depths of her womb and her bowels that sang the voiceless song of
adoration. It was early yet to begin to fear the man.
'I walked over by Marehay, and I had tea with Mrs Flint,' she said to
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Charmides by Plato:
he is likely to be benefited, and when not to be benefited, by the work
which he is doing?
I suppose not.
Then, I said, he may sometimes do good or harm, and not know what he is
himself doing, and yet, in doing good, as you say, he has done temperately
or wisely. Was not that your statement?
Then, as would seem, in doing good, he may act wisely or temperately, and
be wise or temperate, but not know his own wisdom or temperance?
But that, Socrates, he said, is impossible; and therefore if this is, as
you imply, the necessary consequence of any of my previous admissions, I