|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from King James Bible:
pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy
dust in the midst of the water.
EZE 26:13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the
sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.
EZE 26:14 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a
place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD
have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
EZE 26:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake
at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is
made in the midst of thee?
EZE 26:16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their
King James Bible
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson:
fathers lie in the dead-cairn, and to-morrow to the Earl's Hall,
and there shall you find a wife by my providing."
So the man rose and put forth his boat at the time of the
sunsetting; and the Poor Thing sat in the prow, and the spray blew
through his bones like snow, and the wind whistled in his teeth,
and the boat dipped not with the weight of him.
"I am fearful to see you, my son," said the man. " For methinks
you are no thing of God."
"It is only the wind that whistles in my teeth," said the Poor
Thing, "and there is no life in me to keep it out."
So they came to the little isle of sheep, where the surf burst all