|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
structures we had seen from the air - saved the inner regions
from total darkness; so that we seldom had to use our electric
torches in the upper rooms except when studying sculptured details.
Below the ice cap, however, the twilight deepened; and in many
parts of the tangled ground level there was an approach to absolute
To form even a rudimentary idea of our thoughts and
feelings as we penetrated this aeon-silent maze of unhuman masonry,
one must correlate a hopelessly bewildering chaos of fugitive
moods, memories, and impressions. The sheer appalling antiquity
and lethal desolation of the place were enough to overwhelm almost
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie:
"You are a clever woman, Rita; but you are also a fool! Be guided
by me, and give up Peel Edgerton."
Mrs. Vandemeyer shook her head gently.
"I think not."
"You refuse?" There was an ugly ring in the Russian's voice.
"Then, by Heaven," snarled the Russian, "we will see----" But
Mrs. Vandemeyer also rose to her feet, her eyes flashing.
"You forget, Boris," she said. "I am accountable to no one. I
take my orders only from--Mr. Brown."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson:
company. And for that matter, I have a question to address to you.
Why, being so great a body of men - for you are a great body -
fifteen thousand, I have heard, but that will be understated; am I
The man gurgled in his throat.
'Why, then, being so considerable a party,' resumed Otto, 'do you
not come before me boldly with your wants? - what do I say? with
your commands? Have I the name of being passionately devoted to my
throne? I can scarce suppose it. Come, then; show me your
majority, and I will instantly resign. Tell this to your friends;
assure them from me of my docility; assure them that, however they