|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:
sympathetically to Mrs. Bubb--an approach to a relation of elegant
privacy. She remembered the day when Mrs. Jordan HAD, in fact, by
the greatest chance, come in with fifty-three words for Lord Rye
and a five-pound note to change. This had been the dramatic manner
of their reunion--their mutual recognition was so great an event.
The girl could at first only see her from the waist up, besides
making but little of her long telegram to his lordship. It was a
strange whirligig that had converted the clergyman's widow into
such a specimen of the class that went beyond the sixpence.
Nothing of the occasion, all the more, had ever become dim; least
of all the way that, as her recovered friend looked up from
|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 Euthydemus by Plato:
plenty of wood, if he never worked?
Certainly not, he said.
And if a person had wealth and all the goods of which we were just now
speaking, and did not use them, would he be happy because he possessed
No indeed, Socrates.
Then, I said, a man who would be happy must not only have the good things,
but he must also use them; there is no advantage in merely having them?
Well, Cleinias, but if you have the use as well as the possession of good
things, is that sufficient to confer happiness?