Beauty embarks her journey on a wild white horse called Freedom.

She rides through an open field of wild orchids. Her hair is an endless ocean of glittering gold that smells of fresh jasmine in Spring. Nature’s world—flora and fauna alike—sense her intrepid spirit. The gazelle travels from distant shores to dance along side ‘er.

She’s escorted off her horse by an ocean breeze that awaits the sound of a whisper down. Waves crash at her naked foot’s fall.

Clusters of stars line up to relinquish their crowns on azure pillows. The Moon buys front row seats. God applauds her je ne sais quoi.

Legend has it, God pulled back a curtain of cumulus clouds to send a legion of angels to serenade her. What He saw He burned into His memory never to be forgotten. He shouted her name to Andromeda.

Hearing His voice, she twirled and twirled like a young school girl.

To her surprise her smile blinded the constellations and colored the cerulean sky inspiring God to say, “Never has there been such beauty in all My days and in all My sight. From this day forth, I decree—‘Let there be light.’ ”

A Vivaldi concerto passed through His lips. Upon hearing Him sing, tears of joy swam down her face filling the Seven Seas. The sound of her voice inspired the birth of Venus in the heart of the ocean.

Her virtues descended from heaven like a quilted blanket; prudence and patience ironed the wrinkled blue and governed the mammalian sea. Dolphins sensed her maternal scent drawing themselves near. She played with her saltwater children wearing only a blue top hat of ocean feeling their smooth stretched skin wrapped around ‘er.

Sabbath day she knelt down before her Creator to blow Him a kiss. Everything was found perfect until the Nor’easter grew exceedingly jealous. He inhaled for nearly an hour and then exhaled a mighty gale, which capsized ships and flooded the Earth. She turned to the dour breeze, extended her hand, and whispered, “Would you be so kind as to lift me up and accompany me on a wild white horse called Freedom?”

Chester Delagneau

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