|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Buttered Side Down by Edna Ferber:
with me, kid."
Eddie's pink cheeks went three shades pinker. "Gee! That'd
be great. But my mother--that is--she----"
The man in the sailor suit laughed again--a laugh with a sting
in it. "A great big feller like you ain't tied to your ma's apron
strings are you?"
"Not much I'm not!" retorted Eddie. "I'll telephone her when
I get to your hotel, that's what I'll do."
But they were such fascinating things, those new booklets, and
the man had such marvelous tales to tell, that Eddie forgot trifles
like supper and waiting mothers. There were pictures taken on
Buttered Side Down
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from King James Bible:
before his ancients gloriously.
ISA 25:1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy
name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are
faithfulness and truth.
ISA 25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a
ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
ISA 25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of
the terrible nations shall fear thee.
ISA 25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the
needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat,
when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
King James Bible