|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
nd She has look'd yes--
MARIA. For Shame--Charles--I protest Sir Peter, there has not been
SIR OLIVER. Well then the fewer the Better--may your love for each
other never know--abatement.
SIR PETER. And may you live as happily together as Lady Teazle
and I--intend to do--
CHARLES. Rowley my old Friend--I am sure you congratulate me and
I suspect too that I owe you much.
SIR OLIVER. You do, indeed, Charles--
ROWLEY. If my Efforts to serve you had not succeeded you would have
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems by Oscar Wilde:
And, like a yellow silken scarf,
The thick fog hangs along the quay.
The yellow leaves begin to fade
And flutter from the Temple elms,
And at my feet the pale green Thames
Lies like a rod of rippled jade.
Poem: In The Forest
Out of the mid-wood's twilight
Into the meadow's dawn,
Ivory limbed and brown-eyed,
Flashes my Faun!
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Second Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln:
and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction
in regard to it is ventured.
On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts
were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it--
all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered
from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war,
insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war--
seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation.
Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather
than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather
than let it perish. And the war came.
Second Inaugural Address