“The Rapids”

“But once he climbed over a mound about ten feet high, Theo saw a delightful rapids cutting diagonally across the landscape. The bed of this stream contained nothing but rocks, so the rushing water could only foam and seethe. It splashed atop a boulder, bent round a middle-sized rock, sped straight over smaller stones, and poured down smooth over a declivity of schist. In the few places where the bigger rocks were absent, the water, clearly thrilled by its newfound freedom, exploded in a frenzy of fuzzy white exuberance. Whereas the olfactory sense had dominated him in the flower-vase valley, now his aural awareness did. The thrilling sound that is fast-rushing water lulled the pilgrim. It possessed an underlying steadiness of “whoosh,” but then played variations over that sound, little high-pitched squeals, occasional excited pants, and even, once in a while, a low guffaw.”

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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