|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
Being nonpairing and semivegetable in structure,
the Old Ones had no biological basis for the family phase of mammal
life, but seemed to organize large households on the principles
of comfortable space-utility and - as we deduced from the pictured
occupations and diversions of co-dwellers - congenial mental association.
In furnishing their homes they kept everything in the center of
the huge rooms, leaving all the wall spaces free for decorative
treatment. Lighting, in the case of the land inhabitants, was
accomplished by a device probably electro-chemical in nature.
Both on land and under water they used curious tables, chairs
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde:
'Twas thou who took my love away from me.
[with a look of joy]
What, has he left you?
Nay, you know he has.
Oh, give him back to me, give him back, I say,
Or I will tear your body limb from limb,
And to the common gibbet nail your head
Until the carrion crows have stripped it bare.
Better you had crossed a hungry lioness