|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
where our Princess Ozma lives, green is the
popular color. But all Munchkins prefer blue
to anything else and when my housework girl
is brought to life she will find herself to be of
so many unpopular colors that she'll never dare
be rebellious or impudent, as servants are
sometimes liable to be when they are made the same
way their mistresses are."
Unc Nunkie nodded approval.
"Good idea," he said; and that was a long
speech for Unc Nunkie because it was two
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Proverbs 25: 26 As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, so is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.
Proverbs 25: 27 It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to search out their own glory is not glory.
Proverbs 25: 28 Like a city broken down and without a wall, so is he whose spirit is without restraint.
Proverbs 26: 1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Proverbs 26: 2 As the wandering sparrow, as the flying swallow, so the curse that is causeless shall come home.
Proverbs 26: 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.
Proverbs 26: 4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Proverbs 26: 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
Proverbs 26: 6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh damage.
Proverbs 26: 7 The legs hang limp from the lame; so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 26: 8 As a small stone in a heap of stones, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.