|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
At dark passed into Archipelago.
On 13 July passed Cape Matapan. Crew dissatisfied about something.
Seemed scared, but would not speak out.
On 14 July was somewhat anxious about crew. Men all steady fellows,
who sailed with me before. Mate could not make out what was wrong.
They only told him there was SOMETHING, and crossed themselves.
Mate lost temper with one of them that day and struck him.
Expected fierce quarrel, but all was quiet.
On 16 July mate reported in the morning that one of the crew, Petrofsky,
was missing. Could not account for it. Took larboard watch eight
bells last night, was relieved by Amramoff, but did not go to bunk.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Theaetetus by Plato:
and that the multitude does not agree with him, you must begin by allowing
that in whatever proportion the many are more than one, in that proportion
his truth is more untrue than true.
THEODORUS: That would follow if the truth is supposed to vary with
SOCRATES: And the best of the joke is, that he acknowledges the truth of
their opinion who believe his own opinion to be false; for he admits that
the opinions of all men are true.
SOCRATES: And does he not allow that his own opinion is false, if he
admits that the opinion of those who think him false is true?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum:
he well knew how to find, drank deeply from the laughing brook, and
lay down to sleep on the grass, first seeking a spot where no flowers
grew, lest the weight of his body should crush them.
And while he slumbered and breathed in the perfume of the wondrous
Valley the Spirit of Happiness crept into his heart and drove out all
terror and care and misgivings. Never more would the face of Claus be
clouded with anxieties; never more would the trials of life weigh him
down as with a burden. The Laughing Valley had claimed him for its own.
Would that we all might live in that delightful place!--but then,
maybe, it would become overcrowded. For ages it had awaited a tenant.
Was it chance that led young Claus to make his home in this happy
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus