|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy:
carefully tended, and formed virtually a part of the manor-house
lawn; flowers and shrubs being planted indiscriminately over both,
whilst the few graves visible were mathematically exact in shape
and smoothness, appearing in the daytime like chins newly shaven.
There was no wall, the division between God's Acre and Lord
Luxellian's being marked only by a few square stones set at
equidistant points. Among those persons who have romantic
sentiments on the subject of their last dwelling-place, probably
the greater number would have chosen such a spot as this in
preference to any other: a few would have fancied a constraint in
its trim neatness, and would have preferred the wild hill-top of
A Pair of Blue Eyes
|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 Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
perhaps even hatred, for the man to whom it was written.
"Come to-morrow, but not before eight o'clock. He has gone away.
God forgive him and you." This was the contents of the letter of
the 17th of March. That is, the writer had penned the letter this
way. But the last two words, "and you," had evidently not come
from her heart, for she had annulled them by a heavy stroke of the
pen. A stroke that seemed like a knife thrust, so full of rage
and hate it was.
"So he was called to a rendezvous in Hietzing, too," murmured
Muller, then he added after a few moments: "But this rendezvous had
nothing whatever to do with love."