|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
the struggles had naturally not straightened a feature, an almost
super-eminent air. There were women in and out of Cocker's who
were quite nice and who yet didn't look well; whereas Mrs. Jordan
looked well and yet, with her extraordinarily protrusive teeth, was
by no means quite nice. It would seem, mystifyingly, that it might
really come from all the greatness she could live with. It was
fine to hear her talk so often of dinners of twenty and of her
doing, as she said, exactly as she liked with them. She spoke as
if, for that matter, she invited the company. "They simply give me
the table--all the rest, all the other effects, come afterwards."
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche:
But the worst enemy thou canst meet, wilt thou thyself always be; thou
waylayest thyself in caverns and forests.
Thou lonesome one, thou goest the way to thyself! And past thyself and thy
seven devils leadeth thy way!
A heretic wilt thou be to thyself, and a wizard and a sooth-sayer, and a
fool, and a doubter, and a reprobate, and a villain.
Ready must thou be to burn thyself in thine own flame; how couldst thou
become new if thou have not first become ashes!
Thou lonesome one, thou goest the way of the creating one: a God wilt thou
create for thyself out of thy seven devils!
Thou lonesome one, thou goest the way of the loving one: thou lovest
Thus Spake Zarathustra