|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
papers, and magazines.
Queernesses that had baffled others seemed
to harmonize terribly with some background of black knowledge
which festered in the chasms of my subconscious. I began to search
feverishly for every scrap of information bearing on the studies
and travels of that other one during the dark years.
of my troubles were as semi-abstract as this. There were the dreams
- and these seemed to grow in vividness and concreteness. Knowing
how most would regard them, I seldom mentioned them to anyone
but my son or certain trusted psychologists, but eventually I
Shadow out of Time
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells:
position. The curtain rose out of the concluding bars of the
overture and revealed Isolde on the prow of the barbaric ship.
The voice of the young seaman came floating down from the
masthead, and the story of the immortal lovers had begun. She
knew the story only imperfectly, and followed it now with a
passionate and deepening interest. The splendid voices sang on
from phase to phase of love's unfolding, the ship drove across
the sea to the beating rhythm of the rowers. The lovers broke
into passionate knowledge of themselves and each other, and then,
a jarring intervention, came King Mark amidst the shouts of the
sailormen, and stood beside them.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
thinks he knows much. Perhaps the Sultan thinks I want to run
away. Better let the one-eyed crocodile sun himself in your
And Almayer assented unwillingly muttering vague threats of
personal violence, while he eyed malevolently the aged statesman
sitting with quiet obstinacy by his domestic rice-pot.
At last the excitement had died out in Sambir. The inhabitants
got used to the sight of comings and goings between Almayer's
house and the vessel, now moored to the opposite bank, and
speculation as to the feverish activity displayed by Almayer's