|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
for a buried Gug will feed a community for almost a year, and
even with the added peril it is better to burrow for Gugs than
to bother with the graves of men. Carter now understood the occasional
titan bones he had felt beneath him in the vale of Pnoth.
ahead, and just outside the cemetery, rose a sheer perpendicular
cliff at whose base an immense and forbidding cavern yawned. This
the ghouls told Carter to avoid as much as possible, since it
was the entrance to the unhallowed vaults of Zin where Gugs hunt
ghasts in the darkness. And truly, that warning was soon well
justified; for the moment a ghoul began to creep toward the towers
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad:
I toiled wearily in a wretched scrap-heap--unless I had the shakes
too bad to stand.
"One evening coming in with a candle I was startled to hear him say
a little tremulously, `I am lying here in the dark waiting for death.'
The light was within a foot of his eyes. I forced myself to murmur,
`Oh, nonsense!' and stood over him as if transfixed.
"Anything approaching the change that came over his features I have
never seen before, and hope never to see again. Oh, I wasn't touched.
I was fascinated. It was as though a veil had been rent.
I saw on that ivory face the expression of sombre pride,
of ruthless power, of craven terror--of an intense and hopeless despair.
Heart of Darkness
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Unseen World and Other Essays by John Fiske:
past and the predicting of the future, no hypotheses are
admissible which are not based upon the actual behaviour of
things in the present. Once there was unlimited facility for
guessing as to how the solar system might have come into
existence; now the origin of the sun and planets is adequately
explained when we have unfolded all that is implied in the
processes which are still going on in the solar system. Formerly
appeals were made to all manner of violent agencies to account
for the changes which the earth's surface has undergone since our
planet began its independent career; now it is seen that the same
slow working of rain and tide, of wind and wave and frost, of
The Unseen World and Other Essays