|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
describes with emphasis, was very sad. The subject, a widely known
architect with leanings toward theosophy and occultism, went violently
insane on the date of young Wilcox's seizure, and expired several
months later after incessant screamings to be saved from some
escaped denizen of hell. Had my uncle referred to these cases
by name instead of merely by number, I should have attempted some
corroboration and personal investigation; but as it was, I succeeded
in tracing down only a few. All of these, however, bore out the
notes in full. I have often wondered if all the the objects of
the professor's questioning felt as puzzled as did this fraction.
It is well that no explanation shall ever reach them.
Call of Cthulhu
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
I couldn't enjoy my own meal had he been denied an immediate share
in it; and anyway Lys wanted to feed him. So there you are.
Lys was coldly polite to me and sweetly gracious to Bradley
and Olson. She wasn't of the gushing type, I knew; so I didn't
expect much from her and was duly grateful for the few morsels of
attention she threw upon the floor to me. We had a pleasant
meal, with only one unfortunate occurrence--when Olson suggested
that possibly the creature we were eating was the same one that
ate the German. It was some time before we could persuade the
girl to continue her meal, but at last Bradley prevailed upon
her, pointing out that we had come upstream nearly forty miles
The Land that Time Forgot
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Flame and Shadow by Sara Teasdale:
Sun-swept beaches with a light wind blowing
From the immense blue circle of the sea,
And the soft thunder where long waves whiten --
These were the same for Sappho as for me.
Two thousand years -- much has gone by forever,
Change takes the gods and ships and speech of men --
But here on the beaches that time passes over
The heart aches now as then.
Oh Earth, you are too dear to-night,
How can I sleep while all around