|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde:
ALGERNON. I must see him at once on a most important christening -
I mean on most important business.
ALGERNON. I shan't be away more than half an hour.
CECILY. Considering that we have been engaged since February the
14th, and that I only met you to-day for the first time, I think it
is rather hard that you should leave me for so long a period as
half an hour. Couldn't you make it twenty minutes?
ALGERNON. I'll be back in no time.
[Kisses her and rushes down the garden.]
CECILY. What an impetuous boy he is! I like his hair so much. I
|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 Virginian by Owen Wister:
thieves,--I kept saying to myself: 'He had to do it. It was a
public duty.' And lying sleepless I got used to Wyoming being
different from Vermont. But this--"she gave a shudder--" when I
think of to-morrow, of you and me, and of--If you do this, there
can be no to-morrow for you and me."
At these words he also turned white.
"Do you mean--" he asked, and could go no farther.
Nor could she answer him, but turned her head away.
"This would be the end?" he asked.
Her head faintly moved to signify yes.
He stood still, his hand shaking a little. "Will you look at me