|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln:
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth
upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and
dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether
that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. . .
can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war.
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place
for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate. . .we cannot consecrate. . .
|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 Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
you. They say that Shantytown settlement on the Decatur road is
just full of mean darkies and you'd have to pass right by it. Let
me think-- Darling, promise me you won't do anything today and
I'll think of something. Promise me you'll go home and lie down.
You look right peaked. Promise me."
Because she was too exhausted by her anger to do otherwise,
Scarlett sulkily promised and went home, haughtily refusing any
overtures of peace from her household.
That afternoon a strange figure stumped through Melanie's hedge and
across Pitty's back yard. Obviously, he was one of those men whom
Mammy and Dilcey referred to as "de riff-raff whut Miss Melly pick
Gone With the Wind