|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln:
as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the
laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.
Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part;
and I shall perform it so far as practicable, unless my
rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the
requisite means, or in some authoritative manner direct the contrary.
I trust this will not be regarded as a menace, but only as the
declared purpose of the Union that it WILL Constitutionally
defend and maintain itself.
In doing this there needs to be no bloodshed or violence; and there
shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Under the Red Robe by Stanley Weyman:
not think that she is. She is often anxious about--one we love.'
She uttered the last words with a little hesitation, and looked
at me quickly when she had spoken them. We were sitting at the
moment on a stone seat which had the wall of the house for a
back; and, fortunately, I was toying with the branch of a
creeping plant that hung over it, so that she could not see more
than the side of my face. For I knew that it altered. Over my
voice, however, I had more control, and I hastened to answer,
'Yes, I suppose so,' as innocently as possible.
'He is at Bosost, in Spain. You knew that, I conclude?' she
said, with a certain sharpness. And she looked me in the face
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson:
secured the tubing more strongly, I feel rather sad. . . .
'Since I could not go to Annie I took down Shakespeare, and by the
time I had finished ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, read the second half of
TROILUS and got some way in CORIOLANUS, I felt it was childish to
regret the accident had happened in my watch, and moreover I felt
myself not much to blame in the tubing matter - it had been torn
down, it had not fallen down; so I went to bed, and slept without
fretting, and woke this morning in the same good mood - for which
thank you and our friend Shakespeare. I am happy to say Mr.
Liddell said the loss of the cable did not much matter; though this