|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner:
what do you think about love?"
A look, half of abstraction, half amusement, played on her lips.
"I don't know much about love," she said, "and I do not like to talk of
things I do not understand; but I have heard two opinions. Some say the
devil carried the seed from hell and planted it on the earth to plague men
and make them sin; and some say, that when all the plants in the garden of
Eden were pulled up by the roots, one bush that the angels planted was left
growing, and it spread its seed over the whole earth, and its name is love.
I do not know which is right--perhaps both. There are different species
that go under the same name. There is a love that begins in the head, and
goes down to the heart, and grows slowly; but it lasts till death, and asks
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from A Heap O' Livin' by Edgar A. Guest:
And when in all you say or do
Of others you're considerate, too,
Content to do the best you can
By such a creed, you'll be a man."
FATHER AND SON
Be more than his dad,
Be a chum to the lad;
Be a part of his life
Every hour of the day;
Find time to talk with him,
Take time to walk with him,
A Heap O' Livin'