|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Koran:
patience is fair. It may be that God will give me them all
together;- verily, He is knowing, wise.'
And he turned away from them and said, 'O my lament for Joseph!' and
his eyes grew white with grief, for he repressed (his woe).
They said, 'By God! thou wilt not cease to remember Joseph till thou
art at the point of death, or art of those who perish!'
Said he, 'I only complain of my emotion and my grief to God, for I
know that from God which ye know nothing of.
'O my sons! go and enquire concerning Joseph and his brother, and
despair not of God's comfort; for, verily, none need despair of
God's comfort save a misbelieving people!'
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:
"I'll be here."
He stooped and kissed her, turned and passed
She stood for a moment in the shadows and listened
to the throb of the car until it melted into the roar
of the city's life, her heart beating with a joy so new
it was pain.
A VAIN APPEAL
A week passed on the wings of magic.
Every day at four o'clock the car was waiting at