|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Beware! the root is wrapped about
Your mother's heart, your father's bones;
And like the mandrake comes with groans.
IX - THE FOUR REFORMERS.
FOUR reformers met under a bramble bush. They were all agreed the
world must be changed. "We must abolish property," said one.
"We must abolish marriage," said the second.
"We must abolish God," said the third.
"I wish we could abolish work," said the fourth.
"Do not let us get beyond practical politics," said the first.
"The first thing is to reduce men to a common level."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tales and Fantasies by Robert Louis Stevenson:
he imposed himself, and in the same breath imposed an ideal
on his victim, who saw that he must work up to it or lose the
esteem of this old and vicious patron. And what young man
can bear to lose a character for vice?
At last, as it grew towards dinner-time, 'Do you know Paris?'
asked Van Tromp.
'Not so well as you, I am convinced,' said Dick.
'And so am I,' returned Van Tromp gaily. 'Paris! My young
friend - you will allow me? - when you know Paris as I do,
you will have seen Strange Things. I say no more; all I say
is, Strange Things. We are men of the world, you and I, and
|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:
which no healthy folk visit and whose evil fires are seen at night
from afar. He was even rumoured to have dealt with that High-Priest
Not To Be Described, which wears a yellow silken mask over its
face and dwells all alone in a prehistoric stone monastery. That
such a person might well have had nibbling traffick with such
beings as may conceivably dwell in the cold waste was not to be
doubted, but Carter soon found that it was no use questioning
Then the black galley slipped into the harbour past the
basalt wale and the tall lighthouse, silent and alien, and with
a strange stench that the south wind drove into the town. Uneasiness
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath