For Spenser and even for Shakespeare, elemental motion
can prompt narrative movement; the motions of the elements are of narrative interest in themselves.
On a personal level, the simple, elemental motion
of striking a drum is a powerful antidote, a creative outlet, a healing tool, a workout for mind and body, a spiritual quest.
In addition, Lang maintains, Albert views the arguments about elemental motion
and the first mover in a theological light: the generator moves the elements, not their natural place; the Physics builds toward and culminates in a proof of the existence of a first mover, who is God.