|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:
phrased it to himself that she hit a man squarely in the eyes.
Her beauty had that direct and almost aggressive quality that is
like a challenge, and with sophisticated feminine art she had
contrived that the dinner gown she chose for that evening should
sound the keynote of her personality like a leitmotif in an
opera. The costume was a creation of white satin, the folds
caught here and there with strings of pearls. There was a single
large rose of pink velvet among the draperies of the skirt; a
looped girdle of blue velvet was the only other splash of color.
But the full-leaved, expanded and matured rose became the vivid
epitome and illustration of the woman herself. A rope of pearls
|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 Rig Veda:
with milk and waters.
The Sage adorns the depths of air with wisdom . this is the
where the Gods are worshipped.
9 Wide through the firmament spreads forth triumphant the
far-resplendent strength of' thee the Mighty.
Kindled by us do thou preserve us, Agni, with all thy self-bright
10 In dry spots he makes stream, and course, and torrent, and
inundates the earth with floods that glisten.
All ancient things within his maw he gathers, and moves among
The Rig Veda