|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Jolly Corner by Henry James:
considered, he wondered, his wit but half at his service; then
another face intervened, bending more directly over him, and he
finally knew that Alice Staverton had made her lap an ample and
perfect cushion to him, and that she had to this end seated herself
on the lowest degree of the staircase, the rest of his long person
remaining stretched on his old black-and-white slabs. They were
cold, these marble squares of his youth; but HE somehow was not, in
this rich return of consciousness - the most wonderful hour, little
by little, that he had ever known, leaving him, as it did, so
gratefully, so abysmally passive, and yet as with a treasure of
intelligence waiting all round him for quiet appropriation;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:
the joint of a haunch. There is no movement, not even of the
mouth-parts, as far as I am able to discover. The mouth lingers,
close-applied, at the point originally bitten. There are no
intermittent mouthfuls, with the mandibles moving backwards and
forwards. It is a sort of continuous kiss.
I visit my Epeira at intervals. The mouth does not change its
place. I visit her for the last time at nine o'clock in the
evening. Matters stand exactly as they did: after six hours'
consumption, the mouth is still sucking at the lower end of the
right haunch. The fluid contents of the victim are transferred to
the ogress' belly, I know not how.
The Life of the Spider
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx:
tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of
Communism with a Manifesto of the party itself.
To this end, Communists of various nationalities have
assembled in London, and sketched the following Manifesto, to be
published in the English, French, German, Italian, Flemish and
I. BOURGEOIS AND PROLETARIANS
The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history
of class struggles.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf,
guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed,
The Communist Manifesto