|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Redheaded Outfield by Zane Grey:
we were all still, so were the bleachers. Stringer
had broken his slump with the longest drive ever
made on the grounds. The crowd cheered as he
trotted around the bases behind Ashwell. Two
``Con, how'd you like that drive?'' he asked
me, with a bright gleam in his eyes.
``O-h-!--a beaut!'' I replied, incoherently. The
players on the bench were all as glad as I was.
Henley flew out to left. Mullaney smashed a two-
bagger to right. Then Gregg hit safely, but Mullaney,
The Redheaded Outfield
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
False allegations to o'erthrow his state?
But I can give the loser leave to chide.
Far truer spoke than meant; I lose, indeed.
Beshrew the winners, for they play'd me false!
And well such losers may have leave to speak.
He'll wrest the sense and hold us here all day.--
Lord Cardinal, he is your prisoner.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Professor by Charlotte Bronte:
And still I toiled to place my name
In every study first.
He yet begrudged and stinted praise,
But I had learnt to read
The secret meaning of his face,
And that was my best meed.
Even when his hasty temper spoke
In tones that sorrow stirred,
My grief was lulled as soon as woke
By some relenting word.
And when he lent some precious book,