|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad:
But there was nothing sickly in his eyes or in his expression.
He was not a bit like me, really; yet, as we stood leaning
over my bed place, whispering side by side, with our dark heads
together and our backs to the door, anybody bold enough to open
it stealthily would have been treated to the uncanny sight
of a double captain busy talking in whispers with his other self.
"But all this doesn't tell me how you came to hang on to our side ladder,"
I inquired, in the hardly audible murmurs we used, after he had told
me something more of the proceedings on board the Sephora once the bad
weather was over.
"When we sighted Java Head I had had time to think all those matters
The Secret Sharer
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Euthyphro by Plato:
other pious acts?
EUTHYPHRO: There are.
SOCRATES: Remember that I did not ask you to give me two or three examples
of piety, but to explain the general idea which makes all pious things to
be pious. Do you not recollect that there was one idea which made the
impious impious, and the pious pious?
EUTHYPHRO: I remember.
SOCRATES: Tell me what is the nature of this idea, and then I shall have a
standard to which I may look, and by which I may measure actions, whether
yours or those of any one else, and then I shall be able to say that such
and such an action is pious, such another impious.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
MAT 8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine
MAT 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,
suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
MAT 8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they
went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran
violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
MAT 8:33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the
city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of
King James Bible