|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Enoch Arden, &c. by Alfred Tennyson:
And now there is but one of all my blood,
Who will embrace me in the world-to-be:
This hair is his: she cut it off and gave it,
And I have borne it with me all these years,
And thought to bear it with me to my grave;
But now my mind is changed, for I shall see him,
My babe in bliss: wherefore when I am gone,
Take, give her this, for it may comfort her:
It will moreover be a token to her,
That I am he.'
He ceased; and Miriam Lane
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
cheerfulness of that place which oxen and wain-ropes could
not drag you to behold. You, who do not even know its
situation on the map, probably denounce sensational
descriptions, stretching your limbs the while in your
pleasant parlour on Beretania Street. When I was pulled
ashore there one early morning, there sat with me in the boat
two sisters, bidding farewell (in humble imitation of Damien)
to the lights and joys of human life. One of these wept
silently; I could not withhold myself from joining her. Had
you been there, it is my belief that nature would have
triumphed even in you; and as the boat drew but a little
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:
days of ours are turning up useful. We must push on.
We shall never feel happy till we get the launch in sight again.
3 Novenber.--We heard at Fundu that the launch had gone up the Bistritza.
I wish it wasn't so cold. There are signs of snow coming.
And if it falls heavy it will stop us. In such case we must get
a sledge and go on, Russian fashion.
4 Novenber.--Today we heard of the launch having been detained
by an accident when trying to force a way up the rapids.
The Slovak boats get up all right, by aid of a rope and steering
with knowledge. Some went up only a few hours before.
Godalming is an amateur fitter himself, and evidently it was