|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Paz by Honore de Balzac:
"Adam, you will have children; don't gamble any more," said Paz.
"So Malaga has cost us another twenty thousand francs," cried the
countess, some time later, when she discovered this new generosity to
Paz. "First, ten thousand, now twenty more,--thirty thousand! the
income of which is fifteen hundred! the cost of my box at the Opera,
and the whole fortune of many a bourgeois. Oh, you Poles!" she said,
gathering some flowers in her greenhouse; "you are really
incomprehensible. Why are you not furious with him?"
"Poor Paz is--"
"Poor Paz, poor Paz, indeed!" she cried, interrupting him, "what good
does he do us? I shall take the management of the household myself.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
notes. As it was, lacking their original letters, I half suspected
the compiler of having asked leading questions, or of having edited
the correspondence in corroboration of what he had latently resolved
to see. That is why I continued to feel that Wilcox, somehow cognizant
of the old data which my uncle had possessed, had been imposing
on the veteran scientist. These responses from esthetes told disturbing
tale. From February 28 to April 2 a large proportion of them had
dreamed very bizarre things, the intensity of the dreams being
immeasurably the stronger during the period of the sculptor's
delirium. Over a fourth of those who reported anything, reported
scenes and half-sounds not unlike those which Wilcox had described;
Call of Cthulhu
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Helen of Troy And Other Poems by Sara Teasdale:
Above a windless hush of empty seas,
The broad unfurling banners of the dawn,
A faery forest where there sleeps a Faun;
Our souls are fain of solitudes like these.
O woman who divined our weariness,
And set the crown of silence on your art,
From what undreamed-of depth within your heart
Have you sent forth the hush that makes us free
To hear an instant, high above earth's stress,
The silent music of infinity?