“Florida Sunrise”

“But as the curtain went up, I turned off my mental machine and enjoyed the spectacle for what it was, a marvel. Harbingers of the sun’s arrival flew across the sky in the form of delicate tinctures of cyclamen and flamingo that instantly divinized the formerly dull stratocumulus archipelagos and peninsulas, heating their near edges to pale-lemony-gold, setting them off perfectly against the sky-sea of cornflower blue. Two gulls glided past us, wide wings flexed, still, glinting in the flat light. The squished, candescent, creamy oblong sun warily peeked up over the horizon. Vast wide cinctures of altostratus lit by a great in-surge of electroluminescence flamed into fuchsia, hot- and shocking-pinks, plum, and magenta. The light elevated the clouds from a condition of vaporous, empty flotsam to one of substantive fullness endued with a secret but profound meaning. For, as I looked up at the clouds, I knew they carried a vital message which my intuition had to be sharp enough to decipher. It appeared to me that these sky-floating massifs spoke of the difference between mere existence and true life: of what it means to associate oneself with the Light. They told me that a man who lives in the dark is insubstantial, one-dimensional, nondescript, that he lacks the very fire-force of the Life Divine. But once he is in the presence of the Light, he becomes glorious; his form itself is shaped by the inspired fingers of the demiurge; his being shines and glows with subtle blendings of tone; quivering vital currents flow in, through, and around him. The clouds taught me that the sole difference between being a lone wandering mist and being an inseparable part of a dazzling, ignified pageant was establishing oneself in the presence of the Light.”

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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