|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:
by waking men in forgotten boreal kingdoms and borne into the
land of dreams when the hairy cannibal Gnophkehs overcame many-templed
Olathoe and slew all the heroes of the land of Lomar. Those manuscripts
he said, told much of the gods, and besides, in Ulthar there were
men who had seen the signs of the gods, and even one old priest
who had scaled a great mountain to behold them dancing by moonlight.
He had failed, though his companion had succeeded and perished
So Randolph Carter thanked the Zoogs, who fluttered
amicably and gave him another gourd of moon-tree wine to take
with him, and set out through the phosphorescent wood for the
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare:
Lady, of that I have made a bold charter; but, I thank my
God, it holds yet.
O madam, yonder's my lord your son with a patch of velvet
on's face; whether there be a scar under it or no, the velvet
knows; but 'tis a goodly patch of velvet: his left cheek is a
cheek of two pile and a half, but his right cheek is worn bare.
A scar nobly got, or a noble scar, is a good livery of honour; so
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:
"I am not very ill, my dear friend. Only unwell."
"I didn't know that; and I am afraid that only a severe illness would
have justified my coming!"
"Yes ... yes. And I almost wish you had not come! It is a little too soon--
that's all I mean. Still, let us make the best of it. You haven't heard
about the school, I suppose?"
"No--what about it?"
"Only that I am going away from here to another place.
The managers and I don't agree, and we are going to part--
Sue did not for a moment, either now or later, suspect what troubles
Jude the Obscure