|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Just Folks by Edgar A. Guest:
if God has a sweetheart dear,
Take the girls that artists draw,
An' all the girls I ever saw,
The only one without a flaw
Up to the Ceiling
Up to the ceiling
And down to the floor,
Hear him now squealing
|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 Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
and from market, nuts, fruits, or wheat. The bag was half full of
flour. The housekeeper opened it and showed it to the king, on whom
she cast the rapid, savage look with which old maids appear to squirt
venom upon men.
"It costs six sous the 'septeree,'" she said.
"What does that matter?" said the king. "Spread it on the floor; but
be careful to make an even layer of it--as if it had fallen like
The old maid did not comprehend. This proposal astonished her as
though the end of the world had come.
"My flour, sire! on the ground! But--"