I then realised that she had made her choice for exactly the same reasons that I had made a completely different one. We were, I thought, both following the dictates of our guardian element, different as these were.
I assumed that she was Earth, mainly from her colour, and because she was quite at ease sitting in such close proximity to other people. Earth likes being surrounded by people, almost irrespective of who they are. I, on the other hand, am Fire, and Fire only wants to move close to others when it feels really comfortable in their presence.
It is by observing these tiny differences in human behaviour that we learn more and more about the elements. This morning’s was another interesting little insight into the differences between Earth and Fire for me to ponder on. Thus do we continue to learn.