|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Sanitary and Social Lectures by Charles Kingsley:
content to do one thing in which he specially excelled; and
dressed and masked as a girl, to play at ball amid the chorus of
That drama of Nausicaa is lost; and if I dare say so of any play
of Sophocles', I scarce regret it. It is well, perhaps, that we
have no second conception of the scene, to interfere with the
simplicity, so grand, and yet so tender, of Homer's idyllic
Nausicaa, it must be remembered, is the daughter of a king. But
not of a king in the exclusive modern European or old Eastern
sense. Her father, Alcinous, is simply primus inter pares among a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
magazines you read and the societies you join and these idealists
you meet aren't just plain German?"
"Some of them are, of course."
"How do you know they aren't all pro-Germanjust a lot of weak
oneswith German-Jewish names."
"That's the chance, of course," he said slowly. "How much or how
little I'm taking this stand because of propaganda I've heard, I
don't know; naturally I think that it's my most innermost
convictionit seems a path spread before me just now."
Amory's heart sank.
"But think of the cheapness of itno one's really going to martyr
This Side of Paradise
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dreams & Dust by Don Marquis:
The divinity in this same dust you flout
i>Flames through the dust,
And flings you back your scorn,--
Come, face to face, and slay me if you will,
But not until you've felt the weight
Of all betricked humanity's contempt
In one bold blow!--
Speak forth a Reason, and I will answer it,
Yes, to your faces I will answer it;
Come garmented in flesh and I will fight with you,