|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
of royal functions which filled it to its capacity.
And yet nowhere about her, in antechamber or corridor,
was there sign of any other being than herself
and the recumbent figure of Tario, the jeddak, who
watched her through half-closed eyes from the gorgeous
trappings of his regal couch.
For a time after the departure of Jav and Carthoris the
man eyed her intently. Then he spoke.
"Come nearer," he said, and, as she approached:
"Whose creature are you? Who has dared materialize
his imaginings of woman? It is contrary to the customs
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gorgias by Plato:
minds of his citizens. He is the physician who will not allow the sick man
to indulge his appetites with a variety of meats and drinks, but insists on
his exercising self-restraint. And this is good for the soul, and better
than the unrestrained indulgence which Callicles was recently approving.
Here Callicles, who had been with difficulty brought to this point, turns
restive, and suggests that Socrates shall answer his own questions.
'Then,' says Socrates, 'one man must do for two;' and though he had hoped
to have given Callicles an 'Amphion' in return for his 'Zethus,' he is
willing to proceed; at the same time, he hopes that Callicles will correct
him, if he falls into error. He recapitulates the advantages which he has
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
a vital part of life, though at the period of my dreams it had
passed its crest and meridian. Technology was enormously stimulated
through the constant struggle to survive, and to keep in existence
the physical fabric of great cities, imposed by the prodigious
geologic upheavals of those primal days.
Crime was surprisingly
scant, and was dealt with through highly efficient policing. Punishments
ranged from privilege deprivation and imprisonment to death or
major emotion wrenching, and were never administered without a
careful study of the criminal's inotivations.
Shadow out of Time