|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
avengers; a few were wronged wanderers; and among them
occasionally was a man, human in his way, honest as he could
be, not yet lost to good.
But all of them were akin in one sense--their outlawry; and
that starry night they lay with their dark faces up, some in
packs like wolves, others alone like the gray wolf who knew no
mate. It did not make much difference in Duane's thought of
them that the majority were steeped in crime and brutality,
more often than not stupid from rum, incapable of a fine
feeling, just lost wild dogs.
Duane doubted that there was a man among them who did not
The Lone Star Ranger
|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 Some Reminiscences by Joseph Conrad:
but a bit of psychological document, and even so, I haven't
written it with a view to put forward any conclusion of my own."
But my objector was not placated. These were good reasons for
not writing at all--not a defence of what stood written already,
I admit that almost anything, anything in the world, would serve
as a good reason for not writing at all. But since I have
written them, all I want to say in their defence is that these
memories put down without any regard for established conventions
have not been thrown off without system and purpose. They have
their hope and their aim. The hope that from the reading of