|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:
he courted as a lightening of his soul's burden was
averted by the strenuous exertions of his wife.
So a rift grew without blame attaching to either,
and Tolstoy henceforward wandered solitary in
spirit through a wilderness of thought, seeking
rest and finding none, coming perilously near to
suicide before he reached haven.
To many it will seem that the finest outcome
of that period of mental groping, internal strug-
gle, and contending with current ideas, lies in the
above-mentioned "What then must we do?"
The Forged Coupon
|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:
that even in the midst of our distress, utter bewilderment, and
soul-clutching horror, we scarcely went beyond the truth in any
specific instance. The tremendous significance lies in what we
dared not tell; what I would not tell now but for the need of
warning others off from nameless terrors.
It is a fact that
the wind had brought dreadful havoc. Whether all could have lived
through it, even without the other thing, is gravely open to doubt.
The storm, with its fury of madly driven ice particles, must have
been beyond anything our expedition had encountered before. One
aeroplane shelter-wall, it seems, had been left in a far too flimsy
At the Mountains of Madness
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King James Bible:
unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with
the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
PSA 65:5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God
of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
PSA 65:6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded
PSA 65:7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their
waves, and the tumult of the people.
PSA 65:8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy
tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
King James Bible