|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Falk by Joseph Conrad:
to illustrate the eternal truth of an unerring prin-
ciple. I don't know though what sort of principle
Hermann illustrated when he turned up early on
board my ship with a most perplexed air. It
struck me, however, that he too would do his best
to survive. He seemed greatly calmed on the sub-
ject of Falk, but still very full of it.
"What is it you said I was last night? You
know," he asked after some preliminary talk.
"Too--too--I don't know. A very funny word."
"Squeamish?" I suggested.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Herbert West: Reanimator by H. P. Lovecraft:
field, and buried it there in the best sort of grave the frozen
ground would furnish. The grave was not very deep, but fully as
good as that of the previous specimen -- the thing which had risen
of itself and uttered a sound. In the light of our dark lanterns
we carefully covered it with leaves and dead vines, fairly certain
that the police would never find it in a forest so dim and dense.
The next day I was increasingly apprehensive about the police,
for a patient brought rumours of a suspected fight and death.
West had still another source of worry, for he had been called
in the afternoon to a case which ended very threateningly. An
Italian woman had become hysterical over her missing child --
Herbert West: Reanimator
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from De Profundis by Oscar Wilde:
distinguishes one human being from another.
But it is when he deals with a sinner that Christ is most romantic,
in the sense of most real. The world had always loved the saint as
being the nearest possible approach to the perfection of God.
Christ, through some divine instinct in him, seems to have always
loved the sinner as being the nearest possible approach to the
perfection of man. His primary desire was not to reform people,
any more than his primary desire was to a relieve suffering. To
turn an interesting thief into a tedious honest man was not his
aim. He would have thought little of the Prisoners' Aid Society
and other modern movements of the kind. The conversion of a