|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
condition decreased. In some of the lower chambers and corridors
there was little more than gritty dust or ancient incrustations,
while occasional areas had an uncanny air of newly swept immaculateness.
Of course, where rifts or collapses had occurred, the lower levels
were as littered as the upper ones. A central court - as in other
structures we had seen from the air - saved the inner regions
from total darkness; so that we seldom had to use our electric
torches in the upper rooms except when studying sculptured details.
Below the ice cap, however, the twilight deepened; and in many
parts of the tangled ground level there was an approach to absolute
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems by Oscar Wilde:
O Hair of Gold! O Crimson Lips! O Face
Made for the luring and the love of man!
With thee I do forget the toil and stress,
The loveless road that knows no resting place,
Time's straitened pulse, the soul's dread weariness,
My freedom, and my life republican!
(To Ellen Terry)
As one who poring on a Grecian urn
Scans the fair shapes some Attic hand hath made,
God with slim goddess, goodly man with maid,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Dreams by Olive Schreiner:
off border of the desert that never came. And I wondered if she were awake
or asleep. And as I looked her body quivered, and a light came into her
eyes, like when a sunbeam breaks into a dark room.
I said, "What is it?"
He whispered "Hush! the thought has come to her, 'Might I not rise?'"
And I looked. And she raised her head from the sand, and I saw the dent
where her neck had lain so long. And she looked at the earth, and she
looked at the sky, and she looked at him who stood by her: but he looked
out across the desert.
And I saw her body quiver; and she pressed her front knees to the earth,
and veins stood out; and I cried; "She is going to rise!"