|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie:
round him eagerly. "A great white bird. It is flying this way."
"What kind of a bird, do you think?"
"I don't know," Nibs said, awestruck, "but it looks so weary,
and as it flies it moans, `Poor Wendy,'"
"I remember," said Slightly instantly, "there are birds called
"See, it comes!" cried Curly, pointing to Wendy in the heavens.
Wendy was now almost overhead, and they could hear her
plaintive cry. But more distinct came the shrill voice of Tinker
Bell. The jealous fairy had now cast off all disguise of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
And so she shall: Lucentio shall make one,
Though Paris came in hope to speed alone.
What!this gentleman will out-talk us all.
Sir, give him head; I know he'll prove a jade.
Hortensio, to what end are all these words?
Sir, let me be so bold as ask you,
Did you yet ever see Baptista's daughter?
The Taming of the Shrew
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain:
and used to be out toward mid-stream; but it is joined fast to the main
shore now, and has retired from business as an island.
As we approached famous and formidable Plum Point, darkness fell,
but that was nothing to shudder about--in these modern times.
For now the national government has turned the Mississippi
into a sort of two-thousand-mile torchlight procession.
In the head of every crossing, and in the foot of every
crossing, the government has set up a clear-burning lamp.
You are never entirely in the dark, now; there is always a beacon
in sight, either before you, or behind you, or abreast.
One might almost say that lamps have been squandered there.