The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:|
I felt that the snatches of sight I experienced had a profound
and terrible meaning, and a frightful connexion with myself, but
that some purposeful influence held me from grasping that meaning
and that connexion. Then came that queerness about the element
of time, and with it desperate efforts to place the fragmentary
dream-glimpses in the chronological and spatial pattern.
glimpses themselves were at first merely strange rather than horrible.
I would seem to be in an enormous vaulted chamber whose lofty
stone aroinings were well-nigh lost in the shadows overhead. In
whatever time or place the scene might be, the principle of the
Shadow out of Time