|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poems by Oscar Wilde:
O 't is Hugh of Amiens my sister's son
Who is lying stark, for his day is done.
Nay, nay, for I see white lilies clear,
It is no strong man who lies on the bier.
O 't is old Dame Jeannette that kept the hall,
I knew she would die at the autumn fall.
Dame Jeannette had not that gold-brown hair,
Old Jeannette was not a maiden fair.
O 't is none of our kith and none of our kin,
(Her soul may our Lady assoil from sin!)
But I hear the boy's voice chaunting sweet,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Little Rivers by Henry van Dyke:
in the middle of the village. They were as clear, as joyous, as
musical as if the sun were shining. The very sight of their
opalescent rapids and eddying pools was an invitation to that
gentle sport which is said to have the merit of growing better as
the weather grows worse.
I laid this fact before the landlord of the hotel of the Erzherzog
Johann, as poetically as I could, but he assured me that it was of
no consequence without an invitation from the gentleman to whom the
streams belonged; and he had gone away for a week. The landlord
was such a good-natured person, and such an excellent sleeper, that
it was impossible to believe that he could have even the smallest
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells:
"But I'm quite equal to taking care of myself, aunt."
"It must be most uncomfortable here. It is most uncomfortable
for every one concerned."
She spoke with a certain asperity. She felt that Ann Veronica
had duped her in that dream, and now that she had come up to
London she might as well speak her mind.
"No Christmas dinner," she said, "or anything nice! One doesn't
even know what you are doing."
"I'm going on working for my degree."
"Why couldn't you do that at home?"