“The Sun”

“The sun, scintillant cue ball in the sky, luminous Eucharistic wafer, eyeball of God, was now setting over the Pacific. On the top surfaces of the rock outcroppings, pools of water left over from light rains and surging waves resembled jigsaw puzzle pieces waiting to be assembled into some grand design. The sun shot a shaft of brilliant pulsing light across the water towards me. Together, the shaft and the sun made an inverted exclamation point. As I stared at the sun, my eyes began to play tricks: first the sun and the aureole surrounding it turned into a wonderful raspberry-colored ice cream cone. Then, just as quickly, the orb regained its previous silver hue. Then I saw five and six concentric circles around the sun all pulsing with its same throb of energy and coming outward toward me like the inner walls of a threaded cylinder. The braying off-key yelps of the sea lions found an echo in the barking of dogs on the beach below and the snippeted waves of conversation that flowed into my ears from somewhere behind my body. Gallinaceous sparrows pecked at the ground next to the ice plant just beyond the fence before me. Suddenly the shaft of the exclamation point shifted, bent to the right like a lightning bolt, and its pulse-pace quickened dramatically, as if a crescendo were about to occur. When I next looked at the giant star the concentric circles had become infinite. I could clearly perceive the energy waves of the star that gave earth-life its birth radiating out from their nucleus like pond ripples into the nearer and further reaches of the universe.”

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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