“Beauty’s Pain” from “Remembering Eternity”

“Whenever he looked at a finely formed woman, Skylar experienced a sort of soul pain: the encounter with perfection hurt. He reasoned that circuits of his soul must have lacked the capacity to channel the charge, the raw power, of flawless beauty. When nature shone in all her glory, one had to lower one’s eyes. The heart could be shocked if, after passing through a doorway, and without preparation, one turned one’s eyes to see Michelangelo’s David or Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. If, while walking on a promenade above the sea, one glanced down at a scene of spilling quicksilver, at the scalloped hem of the expended surf, effulgent like landed lightning, at a swash of silvered filaments stretching forth in silence like the very breaths of God, one’s internal systems might easily be scorched.” 


Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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