|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Salome by Oscar Wilde:
arriver un malheur.
LE JEUNE SYRIEN. Elle est tres belle ce soir.
PREMIER SOLDAT. Le tetrarque a l'air sombre.
SECOND SOLDAT. Oui, il a l'air sombre.
PREMIER SOLDAT. Il regarde quelque chose.
SECOND SOLDAT. Il regarde quelqu'un.
PREMIER SOLDAT. Qui regarde-t-il?
SECOND SOLDAT. Je ne sais pas.
LE JEUNE SYRIEN. Comme la princesse est pale! Jamais je ne l'ai
vue si pale. Elle ressemble au reflet d'une rose blanche dans un
|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 Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad:
stepped in, it became filled all at once with a stir of many people;
because the strips of glass on the doors of wardrobes and his wife's
large pier-glass reflected him from head to foot, and multiplied his
image into a crowd of gentlemanly and slavish imitators, who were
dressed exactly like himself; had the same restrained and rare
gestures; who moved when he moved, stood still with him in an
obsequious immobility, and had just such appearances of life and
feeling as he thought it dignified and safe for any man to manifest.
And like real people who are slaves of common thoughts, that are not
even their own, they affected a shadowy independence by the
superficial variety of their movements. They moved together with him;
Tales of Unrest