|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Elizabeth and her German Garden by Marie Annette Beauchamp:
immediately ceases, never again to be heard."
"Take that down," murmured Irais aside to Minora--unnecessary advice,
for her pencil was scribbling as fast as it could.
"A woman's vanity is so immeasurable that, after having
had ninety-nine object-lessons in the difference between
promise and performance and the emptiness of pretty speeches,
the beginning of the hundredth will find her lending
the same willing and enchanted ear to the eloquence
of flattery as she did on the occasion of the first.
What can the exhortations of the strong-minded sister,
who has never had these experiences, do for such a woman?
Elizabeth and her German Garden
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Paradise Lost by John Milton:
So even and morn accomplished the sixth day:
Yet not till the Creator from his work
Desisting, though unwearied, up returned,
Up to the Heaven of Heavens, his high abode;
Thence to behold this new created world,
The addition of his empire, how it showed
In prospect from his throne, how good, how fair,
Answering his great idea. Up he rode
Followed with acclamation, and the sound
Symphonious of ten thousand harps, that tuned
Angelick harmonies: The earth, the air
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
for here all human resemblance left off and sheer phantasy began.
The skin was thickly covered with coarse black fur, and from the
abdomen a score of long greenish-grey tentacles with red sucking
mouths protruded limply.
Their arrangement was odd, and seemed
to follow the symmetries of some cosmic geometry unknown to earth
or the solar system. On each of the hips, deep set in a kind of
pinkish, ciliated orbit, was what seemed to be a rudimentary eye;
whilst in lieu of a tail there depended a kind of trunk or feeler
with purple annular markings, and with many evidences of being
an undeveloped mouth or throat. The limbs, save for their black
The Dunwich Horror