|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:
day there loomed up ahead the snowy peak of Aran with its gingko-trees
swaying on the lower slope, and Carter knew that they were come
to the land of Ooth-Nargai and the marvellous city of Celephais.
Swiftly there came into sight the glittering minarets of that
fabulous town, and the untarnished marble walls with their bronze
statues, and the great stone bridge where Naraxa joins the sea.
Then rose the gentle hills behind the town, with their groves
and gardens of asphodels and the small shrines and cottages upon
them; and far in the background the purple ridge of the Tanarians,
potent and mystical, behind which lay forbidden ways into the
waking world and toward other regions of dream.
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen:
it, for she had kissed away all feeling of cold from his body, and his heart
was a lump of ice. He was dragging along some pointed flat pieces of ice,
which he laid together in all possible ways, for he wanted to make something
with them; just as we have little flat pieces of wood to make geometrical
figures with, called the Chinese Puzzle. Kay made all sorts of figures, the
most complicated, for it was an ice-puzzle for the understanding. In his eyes
the figures were extraordinarily beautiful, and of the utmost importance; for
the bit of glass which was in his eye caused this. He found whole figures
which represented a written word; but he never could manage to represent just
the word he wanted--that word was "eternity"; and the Snow Queen had said, "If
you can discover that figure, you shall be your own master, and I will make
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Common Sense by Thomas Paine:
Such a memorial would produce more good effects to this Continent,
than if a ship were freighted with petitions to Britain.
Under our present denomination of British subjects, we can neither
be received nor heard abroad: The custom of all courts is against us,
and will be so, until, by an independance, we take rank with other nations.
These proceedings may at first appear strange and difficult; but,
like all other steps which we have already passed over, will in a little time
become familiar and agreeable; and, until an independance is declared,
the Continent will feel itself like a man who continues putting off some
unpleasant business from day to day, yet knows it must be done, hates to
set about it, wishes it over, and is continually haunted with