“The Cloud” from “Lucinda”

“Lucinda stared up at the sky. A gigantic, solid mass of shell-pink cloud stretched across three quarters of the firmament, billowing like a baby’s covering blanket. The edge of the huge cloud was curled up, scroll-like. The surface of the formation was completely smooth, not in the least ruffled. A wonderful sense of peace and tranquility emanated from that cloud. Lucinda realized that a shaman would have seen it as the perfect symbol of theĀ culmination of the young woman’s long “day” at college. From that immense, peaceful cloud fell an invisible vapor of tranquility, which settled on Lucinda and her little balcony. Nature seemed to be laying her down to sleep, as a loving mother does her precious baby. The air, once again perfumed by the flowering vines that clung to the stone facade of the dormitory, was rich with life-force, laden with potency, and charged with new life.”

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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