“The Faux Monde” from “Remembering Eternity”

“Corey, handsome as a male model, with backswept chestnut hair and robust frame, held on his arm, like a gardenia nosegay scenting the atmosphere about her with the hot redolence of a tropical night’s blooms, exotic Sophia, sinuosity made flesh, bodily as lithe and colorful as a serpent, but with the face of a tawny fairy. To us these people came directly from the red carpet in Hollywood, exuding glamour and charm, beauty and poise. But we never saw the scene that night after the party at which both had drunk too much. We never heard the screamed obscenities and jealous accusations, never watched the shoving and grabbing and near violence at their home overlooking the Bay, never saw the blood dripping from Corey’s nostrils out of arteries weakened by overindulgence in cocaine, and never witnessed the ugliness that rage and hatred bring to beautiful faces when the souls that lighten them grow dark.”

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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