|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Passionate Pilgrim by William Shakespeare:
She showed hers: he saw more wounds than one,
And blushing fled, and left her all alone.
Sweet rose, fair flower, untimely pluck'd, soon vaded,
Pluck'd in the bud, and vaded in the spring!
Bright orient pearl, alack, too timely shaded!
Fair creature, kill'd too soon by death's sharp sting!
Like a green plum that hangs upon a tree,
And falls, through wind, before the fall should he.
I weep for thee, and yet no cause I have;
For why thou left'st me nothing in thy will:
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from De Profundis by Oscar Wilde:
incarnate: the body instinct with spirit. For this reason there
is no truth comparable to sorrow. There are times when sorrow
seems to me to be the only truth. Other things may be illusions of
the eye or the appetite, made to blind the one and cloy the other,
but out of sorrow have the worlds been built, and at the birth of a
child or a star there is pain.
More than this, there is about sorrow an intense, an extraordinary
reality. I have said of myself that I was one who stood in
symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age. There is not
a single wretched man in this wretched place along with me who does
not stand in symbolic relation to the very secret of life. For the
|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:
grey sky, and blessed the prospect of a level or downward course.
To reach this crest, however, was no easy task; for the way had
grown nearly perpendicular, and was perilous with loose black
gravel and small stones. Eventually Carter dismounted and led
his dubious yak; pulling very hard when the animal balked or stumbled,
and keeping his own footing as best he might. Then suddenly he
came to the top and saw beyond, and gasped at what he saw.
path indeed led straight ahead and slightly down, with the same
lines of high natural walls as before; but on the left hand there
opened out a monstrous space, vast acres in extent, where some
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath