|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad:
man's house; whereas, if you want to make him really sit up, you
must try at least to raise the roof. There would be some screaming
of course, but from whom? Artists - art critics and such like -
people of no account. Nobody minds what they say. But there is
learning - science. Any imbecile that has got an income believes
in that. He does not know why, but he believes it matters somehow.
It is the sacrosanct fetish. All the damned professors are
radicals at heart. Let them know that their great panjandrum has
got to go too, to make room for the Future of the Proletariat. A
howl from all these intellectual idiots is bound to help forward
the labours of the Milan Conference. They will be writing to the
The Secret Agent
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Songs of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Time, wealth, and fame forgot,
Our glory in our patience find
And skim, and skim the pot:
Till last, when round the house we hear
The evensong of birds,
One corner of blue heaven appear
In our clear well of words.
Leave, leave it then, muse of my heart!
Sans finish and sans frame,
Leave unadorned by needless art
The picture as it came.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
remembered. As the ship drew into the harbour at evening the twin
beacons Thon and Thal gleamed a welcome, and in all the million
windows of Bahama's terraces mellow lights peeped out quietly
and gradually as the stars peep out overhead in the dusk, till
that steep and climbing seaport became a glittering constellation
hung between the stars of heaven and the reflections of those
stars in the still harbour.
The captain, after landing, made
Carter a guest in his own small house on the shores of Yath where
the rear of the town slopes down to it; and his wife and servants
brought strange toothsome foods for the traveller's delight. And
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath