|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson:
The crack of earthquake shivering to your base
Split you, and Hell burst up your harlot roofs
Bellowing, and charred you through and through within,
Black as the harlot's heart--hollow as a skull!
Let the fierce east scream through your eyelet-holes,
And whirl the dust of harlots round and round
In dung and nettles! hiss, snake--I saw him there--
Let the fox bark, let the wolf yell. Who yells
Here in the still sweet summer night, but I--
I, the poor Pelleas whom she called her fool?
Fool, beast--he, she, or I? myself most fool;
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:
O Huntress Queen!"
 Or, "carries a line straight away from the many that interlace."
 Or, "without forcing the pace."
Meanwhile the hounds are busily at work; onwards they press with eager
spirit, disentangling the line, double or treble, as the case may
be. To and fro they weave a curious web, now across, now
parallel with the line, whose threads are interlaced, here
overlapped, and here revolving in a circle; now straight, now crooked;
here close, there rare; at one time clear enough, at another dimly
owned. Past one another the hounds jostle--tails waving fast, ears
dropt, and eyes flashing.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Vision Splendid by William MacLeod Raine:
compromised to the pressure of their environment. But somehow he
felt much less like judging men than he used to in the first flush
of his intellectual awakening. It was perhaps this habit of making
allowance for weakness, together with his call to the idealism in
them, that made him so effective a worker with men.
He was as easy as an old shoe, but people sensed the steel in him
instinctively. In his quiet way he was coming to be a power. For
one thing he was possessed of the political divination that
understands how far a leader may go without losing his following.
He knew too how to get practical results. It was these qualities
that enabled him out of the wreckage of the senatorial defeat to