|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton:
warrant you, and kill them all too.
Huntsman. Come, Gentlemen ! come, all! let's go to the place where we
put down the Otter. Look you ! hereabout it was that she kennelled;
look you ! here it was indeed; for here's her young ones, no less than
five: come, let us kill them all.
Piscator. No: I pray, Sir, save me one, and I'll try if I can make her
tame, as I know an ingenious gentleman in Leicestershire, Mr. Nich.
Segrave, has done; who hath not only made her tame, but to catch fish,
and do many other things of much pleasure
Huntsman. Take one with all my heart; but let us kill the rest. And now
let's go to an honest ale-house, where we may have a cup of good barley
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare:
My flesh is soft and plump, my marrow burning;
My smooth moist hand, were it with thy hand felt.
Would in thy palm dissolve, or seem to melt. 144
'Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear,
Or like a fairy, trip upon the green,
Or, like a nymph, with long dishevell'd hair,
Dance on the sands, and yet no footing seen: 148
Love is a spirit all compact of fire,
Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire.
'Witness this primrose bank whereon I lie; 151
These forceless flowers like sturdy trees support me;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
existence begin to harass me. I say harass, because the first
phase was a purely abstract, though infinitely terrible, association
of my previously noted body loathing with the scenes of my visions.
For a while my chief concern during dreams was to avoid looking
down at myself, and I recall how grateful I was for the total
absence of large mirrors in the strange rooms. I was mightily
troubled by the fact that I always saw the great tables - whose
height could not be under ten feet - from a level not below that
of their surfaces.
And then the morbid temptation to look down
at myself became greater and greater, till one night I could not
Shadow out of Time