|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Koran:
the due of their piety.
Do they wait for aught but the Hour, that it should come to them
suddenly? The conditions thereof have come already; how, when it has
come on them, can they have their reminder?
Know thou that there is no god but God; and ask pardon for thy sin
and for the believers, men and women; for God knows your return and
Those who misbelieve say, 'Why has not a surah been revealed?' but
when a decisive surah is revealed and fighting is mentioned therein,
thou mayest see those in whose heart is sickness looking towards
thee with the look of one fainting in death. Preferable for them
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
little group, here and there -- so commonplace.
Don't you LOATHE the commonplace?
Not loathe, really, of course -- because the har-
monious mind does not let itself be disturbed.
The harmonious mind realizes that dirt is only
useful matter in the wrong place, as Tennyson sings
so sweetly somewhere.
Tennyson has quite gone out, of course. He is
so -- so, well, if you get what I mean -- so mid-
It seems he WAS mid-Victorian all the time, but