|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
very doorway his heavy hand fell upon her shoulder and dragged
her back. Wheeling upon him with the fury of a wounded lioness
Meriem grasped the long revolver by the barrel, swung it high
above her head and crashed it down full in Malbihn's face.
With an oath of pain and rage the man staggered backward,
releasing his hold upon her and then sank unconscious to
the ground. Without a backward look Meriem turned and fled
into the open. Several of the blacks saw her and tried to
intercept her flight, but the menace of the empty weapon kept
them at a distance. And so she won beyond the encircling
boma and disappeared into the jungle to the south.
The Son of Tarzan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Poems of Goethe, Bowring, Tr. by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
Or else I needs must, in my wrath,
What's this thou singest so falsely, forsooth,
Of love and a maiden's silent truth?
Who'll trust to such a story!
I sing of a maid's repentant fears,
And long and bitter yearning;
Her levity's changed to truth and tears
She dreads no more the threats of her mother,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Alcibiades I by Plato:
SOCRATES: Then the good and the honourable are again identified.
SOCRATES: Then, if the argument holds, what we find to be honourable we
shall also find to be good?
SOCRATES: And is the good expedient or not?
SOCRATES: Do you remember our admissions about the just?
ALCIBIADES: Yes; if I am not mistaken, we said that those who acted justly
must also act honourably.