|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from 1492 by Mary Johntson:
But no man budged.--I will not weary thee, best doctor,
with our woes! At last St. Vincent rose out of sea, and
we presently came to Cadiz. Many died upon the voyage,
and among them Caonabo. In the harbor here we find
Pedro Alonzo Nino who will bear my letters.
``In Cadiz I discover both friends and not friends. The
sovereigns are at Burgos, and thither I travel. My fortunes
are at ebb, yet will the flood come again!''
Time passed. Hispaniola heard again from him and
again. When ships put forth from Cadiz -and now ships
passed with sufficient regularity between Spain in Europe
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
material originally wood, though most gaped open in a sinister
and menacing fashion. Many of the ruins, of course, were roofless,
and with uneven though wind-rounded upper edges; whilst others,
of a more sharply conical or pyramidal model or else protected
by higher surrounding structures, preserved intact outlines despite
the omnipresent crumbling and pitting. With the field glass we
could barely make out what seemed to be sculptural decorations
in horizontal bands - decorations including those curious groups
of dots whose presence on the ancient soapstones now assumed a
vastly larger significance.
In many places the buildings were
At the Mountains of Madness
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Aesop's Fables by Aesop:
crossed, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the
water beneath. Thinking it was another dog with another piece of
meat, he made up his mind to have that also. So he made a snap at
the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of
meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
The Lion's Share
The Lion went once a-hunting along with the Fox, the Jackal,
and the Wolf. They hunted and they hunted till at last they
surprised a Stag, and soon took its life. Then came the question
how the spoil should be divided. "Quarter me this Stag," roared