|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso:
Killed, not subdued, murdered, not overthrown?
Upon the Frenchmen let the penance light
Of Godfrey's folly, let me save mine own,"
And as he said, without farewell, the knight
And all his comet stole away by night.
His bad example many a troop prepares
To imitate, when his escape they know,
Clotharius his band, and Ademare's,
And all whose guides in dust were buried low,
Discharged of duty's chains and bondage snares,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Stories From the Old Attic by Robert Harris:
that when the king wanted to look inside one, the jewels would flow
out the door like gravel and the coins would spill out like water.
His servants got so tired of replacing the excess that they finally
just began to shovel it into the trash can after the king left. (Of
course, they probably helped themselves to a little bit of it, too.)
In his palaces, the king had so much fancy stuff that ancient
statues were used as door props in the stables, thousand-year-old
urns were used as spittoons in the kitchen, and scraps of precious
carpets were used to clean the servants' boots. The point is that
after all this additional acquisition, the king's lifestyle was much
fancier, but the king himself was still not happy.
|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:
the bell came, and he heard the shivering clang deafening above
him, and the wailing of the horns and viols and voices loud from
the lodges by the gates. And down the seven great walks stalked
the long files of bowl-bearing priests in their singular way,
giving to the traveller a fear which human priests do not often
give. When the last of them had vanished he left that garden,
noting as he did so a spot on the pavement over which the bowls
had passed. Even the ship-captain did not like that spot, and
hurried him on toward the hill whereon the Veiled King's palace
rises many-domed and marvellous.
The ways to the onyx palace
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath