|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Mosses From An Old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
been put to much vexation by Owen Warland's irregular genius. "A
plague on such ingenuity! All the effect that ever I knew of it
was to spoil the accuracy of some of the best watches in my shop.
He would turn the sun out of its orbit and derange the whole
course of time, if, as I said before, his ingenuity could grasp
anything bigger than a child's toy!"
"Hush, father! He hears you!" whispered Annie, pressing the old
man's arm. "His ears are as delicate as his feelings; and you
know how easily disturbed they are. Do let us move on."
So Peter Hovenden and his daughter Annie plodded on without
further conversation, until in a by-street of the town they found
Mosses From An Old Manse
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
si vous dansez pour moi. Oh! Salome, Salome, dansez pour moi.
SALOME. Vous avez jure, tetrarque.
HERODE. J'ai jure, Salome.
SALOME. Tout ce que je vous demanderai, fut-ce la moitie de votre
HERODIAS. Ne dansez pas, ma fille.
HERODE. Fut-ce la moitie de mon royaume. Comme reine, tu serais
tres belle, Salome, s'il te plaisait de demander la moitie de mon
royaume. N'est-ce pas qu'elle serait tres belle comme reine? . . .
Ah! il fait froid ici! il y a un vent tres froid, et j'entends . . .
pourquoi est-ce que j'entends dans l'air ce battement d'ailes? Oh!
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Alcibiades I by Plato:
ALCIBIADES: Clearly not.
SOCRATES: Look at the matter yet once more in a further light: he who
acts honourably acts well?
SOCRATES: And he who acts well is happy?
ALCIBIADES: Of course.
SOCRATES: And the happy are those who obtain good?
SOCRATES: And they obtain good by acting well and honourably?
SOCRATES: Then acting well is a good?