|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:
Again, the not-one cannot partake of the one; otherwise it would not have
been not-one, but would have been in some way one.
Nor can the not-one be number; for having number, it would not have been
not-one at all.
It would not.
Again, is the not-one part of the one; or rather, would it not in that case
partake of the one?
If then, in every point of view, the one and the not-one are distinct, then
|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 The Voice of the City by O. Henry:
sick among his church bunch. Old lady Gurley was
taking her afternoon snore on a couch, so that left me
pretty much alone.
"In passing by Arthur's study I looked in, and
saw his bunch of keys hanging in the drawer of his
desk, where he'd forgotten 'em. Well, I guess we're
all to the Mrs. Bluebeard now and then, ain't we,
Lynn? I made up my mind I'd have a look at that
memento he kept so secret. Not that I cared what it
was -- it was just curiosity.
"While I was opening the drawer I imagined one
The Voice of the City